Ana Simpson

Mrs, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Ana is a PhD candidate in the Cancer Genomics and Epigenetics laboratory and Tranlsational Cancer Pathology laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Mark Cruickshank, A/Prof. Daniela Ulgiati, A/Prof. Kathy Fuller, Prof. Wendy Erber and Dr. Jason Waithman. 

Prior to commencing her doctorate studies, Ana trained at Telethon Kids Institute as an honours student in asthma immunology. Following her honours year, she worked as a research assistant for the Telethon Kids Insitiute Cancer Centre researching novel therapies for paediatric acute lymphoblastic leuakemia.  Since then, Ana has continued this research in her doctorate studies at the UWA School of Biomedical Sciences. Her current areas of interest are: (1) discovery and exploitation of biomarkers for drug sensitivity and (2) imaging flow cytometry to detect chromosomal abnormalities in paediatric ALL. 



Teaching overview

Ana demonstrates for multiple units in the School of Biomedical Science.

  1. Medical Genetics (PATH3305, Semester 1 2021)
  2. Molecular Genetics II (Gene3340, Semester 2 2020)
  3. Molecular Medicine (PATH2211, Semester 1 2021)
  4. Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (PATH3308, Semester 2 2020)



Committee Member for the QEII Research Student Circle (December 2020-ongoing)

Previous positions

Vice President for Research, UWA Postgraduate Students Association (April 2021 - December 2021)

Health and Medical Science Research Representative, UWA Postgraduate Students Association (December 2020-April 2021)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Forensic Toxicology and Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Murdoch University


Research expertise keywords

  • ALL
  • leukaemia
  • Flow cytometry analysis
  • Molecular biology and gene expression
  • Imaging flow cytometry
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • High throughput screening


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