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Senior Research Fellow
Department of Pathology (Dunedin)
Research summary
Cancer research


Current research interests include:

  • Cancer biology
  • Understanding the cell cycle and how its dysregulation leads to development of cancer
  • Understanding the role of p53 (tumour suppressor gene) and YB-1 (an oncogene) in cancer
  • Analyses of large databases to improve biological understanding of cancer
  • Bioinformatic analyses of RNA expression in cancer and other disease from next generation sequencing and microarrays
  • Identifying molecular markers that translate into clinical applications


Ray Das, S., Delahunt, B., Lasham, A., Li, K., Wright, D., Print, C., Slatter, T., Braithwaite, A., & Mehta, S. (2024). Combining TP53 mutation and isoform has the potential to improve clinical practice. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2024.02.003 Journal - Research Other

Wiles, A. K., Mehta, S., Millier, M., Woolley, A. G., Li, K., Parker, K., Kazantseva, M., Wilson, M., Young, K., Bowie, S., Ray, S., Slatter, T. L., Stamp, L. K., Hessian, P. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2023). Activated CD90/Thy-1 fibroblasts co-express the Δ133p53β isoform and are associated with highly inflamed rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 25, 62. doi: 10.1186/s13075-023-03040-8 Journal - Research Article

Boix De Jesus, A. N., Taha, A., Wang, D., Mehta, P. M., Mehta, S., Reily-Bell, A., Polwatta Lekamlage, S., Machado Saraiva, A., Tahmeedzaman, T., … Royds, J., Braithwaite, A., Hung, N., & Slatter, T. L. (2023). Increased expression of the Δ133p53ß isoform enhances brain metastasis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24, 1267. doi: 10.3390/ijms24021267 Journal - Research Article

Mehta, S. (2022, November). Cancer cell evolution: YB-1, chromosomal instability and uncharacterised TP53 mutations. UOC Research Seminar Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Research Presentation]. Other Research Output

Mehta, S., Wright, D., Black, M. A., Merrie, A., Anjomshoaa, A., Munro, F., Reeve, A., McCall, J., & Print, C. (2022). Impact of clinical data veracity on cancer genomic research. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkac070 Journal - Research Article

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