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Tanja Davis

BSc (Hons); MSc; PhD


Postdoctoral Researcher

I completed BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Genetics and followed with a PhD in Physiology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. I subsequently undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof Willem de Villers at Stellenbosch University, investigating the role of the acute-phase protein serum amyloid A in colitis-associated colon cancer.  

I have a passion for cancer research and my interests include the tumour microenvironment, specifically interactions with the innate immune system. This has led me to join the group of Prof Jan Rehwinkel in 2021, where my current research focuses on SAMHD1 and its role in activating innate immune sensing in a cancer setting.