Dr Deanne Whitworth

Senior Lecturer (Anatomy)

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science

Affiliate Senior Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 54601 972



  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne (1990)
  • PhD, University of Melbourne (1996)
  • BVSc (Hons), University of Queensland (2006)


  • Post-doctoral researcher, University of California, Berkeley, USA (1996-1997)
  • Post-doctoral researcher, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, USA (1997-2002)
  • Veterinary Surgeon (2006-present)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland (2010-present); Affiliate Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland (2016-present)

Research Interests

  • Induced pluripotent stem cells from domestic and native Australian species
    Our research uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from domestic and native Australian species to address several key areas of research including regenerative medicine, reproduction, species conservation and mammalian evolution.


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne


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Available Projects

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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Whitworth, Deanne J. and Behringer, Richard R. (2001). The transgenic mouse in studies of mammalian sexual differentiation.. Transgenics in Endocrinology. (pp. 19-39) edited by Martin M. Matzuk, Chester W. Brown, T. Rajendra Kumar and P. Michael Conn. Totowa, NJ, U.S.A.: Humana Press.

  • Shaw, Geoffrey, Harry, Jenny L., Whitworth, Deanne J. and Renfree, Marilyn B. (1997). Sexual determination and differentiation in the marsupial Macropus eugenii. Marsupial biology : Recent research, new perspectives. (pp. 132-141) edited by N. R. Saunders and L. A. Hinds. Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of NSW Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

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.