Shuai Li

DNA methylation and breast cancer risk factors: insights from twin and family studies

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Supervisors: Professor John Hopper, Professor Melissa Southey, and Professor Richard Saffery

This project aims to answer two principal research questions using the twin and family design: 1) What are the causes of variation in global and CpG-specific DNA methylation? 2) Is DNA methylation associated with established breast cancer risk factors? To answer these questions, several twin and family resources of DNA methylation will be used.

Scholarships:
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, by Australian federal government
- Australian Postgraduate Award (International), by Australian federal government
- Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, by Australian federal government
- Graduate Research Studentship, by the University of Melbourne