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Dr Adele Woolley

Adele WoolleyBPhEd, BSc, DipSci, PhD

Dr Adele Woolley is a Research Fellow associated with the Cell Transformation Group (CTG) in the Department of Pathology.

Adele completed undergraduate degrees in Physical Education and Physiology. She went on to complete a postgraduate degree in neuroscience and a PhD in developmental neurobiology. Since 2006, she has been working in the CTG, under the mentorship of Professor Braithwaite.

Her research interests lie in the area of developmental pathways that are re-expressed in cancer. Adele is currently working on a number of projects including YBX-1 in breast cancer with a particular focus on epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), BRCA1 signalling pathways in ovarian cell biology and is also investigating the interaction of p53 isoforms with p53 using a zebrafish model.

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Gould, M. L., Downes, N. J., Woolley, A. G., Hussaini, H. M., Ratnayake, J. T., Ali, M. A., Friedlander, L. T., & Cooper, P. R. (2024). Harnessing the regenerative potential of purified bovine dental pulp and dentin extracellular matrices in a chitosan/alginate hydrogel. Macromolecular Bioscience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/mabi.202400254 Journal - Research Article

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

Shields, N. J., Peyroux, E. M., Campbell, K., Mehta, S., Woolley, A. G., Counoupas, C., Neumann, S., & Young, S. L. (2022). Calpains released from necrotic tumor cells enhance antigen cross-presentation to activate CD8+ T cells in vitro. Journal of Immunology, 209(9), 1635-1651. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2100500 Journal - Research Article

McDougall, L., Kueh, J. T. B., Ward, J., Tyndall, J. D. A., Woolley, A. G., Mehta, S., Stayner, C., Larsen, D. S., & Eccles, M. R. (2021). Chemical synthesis of the PAX protein inhibitor EG1 and its ability to slow the growth of human colorectal carcinoma cells. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 709540. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.709540 Journal - Research Article

Mehta, S., Algie, M., Al-Jabry, T., McKinney, C., Kannan, S., Verma, C. S., … Parker, K., Henderson, L., Gould, M. L., Bhatia, P., Harfoot, R., … Kleffmann, T., … Woolley, A. G., … Braithwaite, A. (2020). Critical role for cold shock protein YB-1 in cytokinesis. Cancers, 12, 2473. doi: 10.3390/cancers12092473 Journal - Research Article

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