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A/Prof Dan Worthley MBBS(Hons), MPH, PhD, FRACP is a gastroenterologist and scientist working in Adelaide. He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide, trained in gastroenterology, and completed a PhD and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Queensland. He then moved to New York to begin a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University with Professors Tim Wang and Siddhartha Mukherjee studying stem cells and digestive cancers (2010-2014). This resulted in a first author paper published in Cell. Dan recently started his laboratory at SAHMRI. Dan’s team uses a variety of transgenic mouse models and new translational human approaches in order to bring basic scientific discoveries into the clinic. Dan chairs the “No Australians Dying of Bowel Cancer Initiative”, is the Medical Advisor to the Jodi Lee Foundation and works as a gastroenterologist.


  • –present
    Gastroenterologist, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute