Dr Orla Gannon

BDSc (Hons) PhD

Post doctoral researcher

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About me

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons). In 2008 I commenced my PhD in the laboratory of Nicholas Saunders at UQDI. After completing my PhD, which examined a role for epigenetic dysregulation of differentiation in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, I began a post doctoral research position at UQDI. My work has been supported by a grant from the Wesley Research Institute, and has involved next generation sequencing of a cohort of breast cancer DNA screening for potential pathogens which may be involved in the development of breast cancer. I also work on intratumoural heterogeneity in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and the epigenetic regulation of squamous differentiation. I divide my time between TRI and private practice general dentistry at Coorparoo Family Dental.


Epigenetic regulation of epidermal differentiation, Searching for infectious agents in Breast Cancer, Heterogeneity of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Research fields

Cancer biology, epidermal differentiation, epigenetics, squamous cell carcinoma