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Dr Seb Dworkin Senior Lecturer, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Dr Seb Dworkin completed his PhD in 2008 at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, investigating the mechanisms governing neural development in both zebrafish and mouse, as well as the transcriptional control of neural stem cells. He then joined Prof. Stephen Jane's group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, investigating developmental processes regulated by the highly conserved Grainyhead-like family of transcription factors. Dr. Dworkin moved to Monash University to continue his work under Prof. Jane's mentorship in 2011. He was awarded an Australian Research Council Early Career Fellowship (DECRA), and was successful in obtaining a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant, both in 2014, to fund his work on mechanisms of gastrulation, craniofacial development, and neurulation/neural morphogenesis. In 2016, Dr. Dworkin took up a Lecturer/Group Leader position at La Trobe University, in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology. His group's current work is focused on identifying conserved transcription factor function in both mouse and zebrafish in order to best provide prognostic indicators for how these factors may regulate human development.


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