Rae Brown

PhD Candidate

Project title

Investigating the role of the N-myc isoforms in neuroendocrine prostate cancer

Supervisory Team

Principal Supervisor: Dr Nataly Stylianou
Associate Supervisors: Dr Brett Hollier, Professor Colleen Nelson

Project description

Amplification of the MYCN gene (N-myc) in cancer is universally associated with aggressive disease and poor patient outcome. This project has begun delineating the role of two novel N-myc isoforms in the progression of aggressive cancers. This research will enrich our understanding on the biology behind these aggressive N-myc driven cancers and unlock new opportunities for therapeutic targets.

Short biography

Rachel (Rae) graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology) with first class Honours in 2018. She was awarded with an Australian Postgraduate Award and scholarship to continue her Honours project into a PhD. Rae is now in her third year and is on track to complete her studies in mid‑2022.


2018    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology

2017    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology) from Queensland University of Technology