Professor Leonie Quinn - The John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU)

Professor Leonie Quinn Professor Leonie Quinn JCSMR

Solving mysteries of the neural stem cell niche to understand brain cancer.


Hosted by: Professor Elizabeth Gardiner



The overarching aim of Professor Quinn’s research is to elucidate the complex molecular pathways controlling animal development, as an avenue to understand mechanisms of human disease. A core aspect of Professor Quinn’s research uses functional genetic systems to understand primary brain cancer (glioma) biology. By using genetic models to determine the functional significance of mutations identified in brain cancer patients, Professor Quinn’s team are providing novel insights into neural stem cell fate control and, thus, mechanisms of glioma initiation and progression.



After completing her PhD in Adelaide (2000) and postdoc at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2000-2007), Professor Quinn established a laboratory at the University of Melbourne (2007-2017) and, in 2017, was recruited to The John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU).