Dr Edwige Roy

Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 66078


Dr Edwige Roy is a PharmD-PhD who has completed her PhD at the Curie Institute in Paris, France. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Experimental Dermatology Group of the Prof Khosrotehrani at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute within the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia.

Rapidly after obtaining her PharmD degree, she oriented her career towards research and engaged in understanding determinants of cell fate. Her PhD work allowed the characterisation of an important signalling adaptor in T lymphocyte determining their fate regarding apoptosis, self-renewal and expansion or effector activity. In her post-doctoral time in Paris as well as in Brisbane she expanded this same topic in the area of stem cell biology and established novel chimeric levels of stem cell exchange between mother and fetus.

Her strongest contribution is in epidermal stem cell biology. She has established a research program on cell fate tracking of epidermal stem cells in order to evaluate their in vivo contribution to homeostasis. This is using an animal model to label individual epidermal cells with different colours.

The main focus of her work is on stem cell biology in particular in injury response in skin wounds and skin cancer and how these responses contribute to cancer initiation and progression. Translating her laboratory findings, she is working on innovative clinical trials keratinocyte cancers.

Research focus

Skin cancer

Understand the evolution of the cancerised field in photodamaged skin and develop therapies that offer longterm cure for keratinocyte cancers.

Tissue regeneration

Identify genes involve in wound-induced hair follicle neogenisis.


  • Doctor in Immunology, University of Paris
  • State Doctoral Diploma in Pharmacy, University of Paris


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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