Dr Felicity Davis

NHMRC Research Fellow

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Research Fellow

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine
f.davis@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61720

Overview

Dr. Davis believes that the key to unlocking the mysteries of breast cancer lies in our understanding of normal breast development and homeostasis. Her research seeks to understand the cellular hierarchy in the breast and the pathways that regulate adult stem cells. She also studies the unique capacity of the mammary gland to sustain multiple cycles of pregnancy and lactation, a remarkable feat of regeneration. Dr. Davis hopes that a greater understanding of the processes governing growth, death and remodeling under physiological conditions will help to identify new strategies for curbing the uncontrolled growth, death resistance and remodeling that is common to all breast cancers.

She also leads a program of research investigating sperm development and maturation from testicular stem cells and how this calcium-dependent process can be exploited for the development of the first non-hormonal male contraceptive pill.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Davis, Felicity M., Lloyd-Lewis, Bethan, Harris, Olivia B., Kozar, Sarah, Winton, Douglas J., Muresan, Leila and Watson, Christine J. (2016) Single-cell lineage tracing in the mammary gland reveals stochastic clonal dispersion of stem/progenitor cell progeny. Nature Communications, 7 . doi:10.1038/ncomms13053

  • Davis, Felicity M., Janoshazi, Agnes, Janardhan, Kyathanahalli S., Steinckwich, Natacha, D'Agostin, Diane M., Petranka, John G., Desai, Pooja N., Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Bird, Gary S., Tucker, Deirdre K., Fenton, Suzanne E., Feske, Stefan, Monteith, Gregory R. and Putney, James W. (2015) Essential role of Orai1 store-operated calcium channels in lactation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 18: 5827-5832. doi:10.1073/pnas.1502264112

  • Davis, Felicity M., Stewart, Teneale A., Thompson, Erik W. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2014) Targeting EMT in cancer: opportunities for pharmacological intervention. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 35 9: 479-488. doi:10.1016/j.tips.2014.06.006

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Featured Publications

  • Davis, Felicity M., Lloyd-Lewis, Bethan, Harris, Olivia B., Kozar, Sarah, Winton, Douglas J., Muresan, Leila and Watson, Christine J. (2016) Single-cell lineage tracing in the mammary gland reveals stochastic clonal dispersion of stem/progenitor cell progeny. Nature Communications, 7 . doi:10.1038/ncomms13053

  • Davis, Felicity M., Janoshazi, Agnes, Janardhan, Kyathanahalli S., Steinckwich, Natacha, D'Agostin, Diane M., Petranka, John G., Desai, Pooja N., Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Bird, Gary S., Tucker, Deirdre K., Fenton, Suzanne E., Feske, Stefan, Monteith, Gregory R. and Putney, James W. (2015) Essential role of Orai1 store-operated calcium channels in lactation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 18: 5827-5832. doi:10.1073/pnas.1502264112

  • Davis, Felicity M., Stewart, Teneale A., Thompson, Erik W. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2014) Targeting EMT in cancer: opportunities for pharmacological intervention. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 35 9: 479-488. doi:10.1016/j.tips.2014.06.006

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.