Dr Lez Burke

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine



  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science(Hons), The University of Queensland


  • Tudini, Emma, Burke, Lez J., Whiley, Phillip J., Sevcik, Jan, Spurdle, Amanda B. and Brown, Melissa A. (2019) Caution: plasmid DNA topology affects luciferase assay reproducibility and outcomes. BioTechniques, 67 3: 94-96. doi:10.2144/btn-2019-0060

  • He, Yaowu, Davies, Claire M., Harrington, Brittney S., Hellmers, Linh, Sheng, Yonghua, Broomfield, Amy, McGann, Thomas, Bastick, Kate, Zhong, Laurie, Wu, Andy, Maresh, Grace, McChesney, Shannon, Yau Wong, Kuan, Adams, Mark N., Sullivan, Ryan C., Palmer, James S., Burke, Lez J., Ewing, Adam D., Zhang, Xin, Margolin, David, Li, Li, Lourie, Rohan, Matsika, Admire, Srinivasan, Bhuvana, McGuckin, Michael A., Lumley, John W. and Hooper, John D. (2019) CDCP1 enhances Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer promoting nuclear localization of β-catenin and E-cadherin. Oncogene, 39 1: 219-233. doi:10.1038/s41388-019-0983-3

  • Spurdle, Amanda B., Greville-Heygate, Stephanie, Antoniou, Antonis C., Brown, Melissa, Burke, Leslie, De La Hoya, Miguel, Domchek, Susan, Dörk, Thilo, Firth, Helen V., Monteiro, Alvaro N., Mensenkamp, Arjen, Parsons, Michael T., Radice, Paolo, Robson, Mark, Tischkowitz, Marc, Tudini, Emma, Turnbull, Clare, Vreeswijk, Maaike P.G., Walker, Logan C., Tavtigian, Sean and Eccles, Diana M. (2019) Towards controlled terminology for reporting germline cancer susceptibility variants: An ENIGMA report. Journal of Medical Genetics, 56 6: 347-357. doi:10.1136/jmedgenet-2018-105872

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  • (2010) Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Sevcik, Jan, Burke, Leslie, Gambino, Gaetana, Brewster, Brooke L., Tudini, Emma, Whiley, Philip J., Manoukian, Siranoush, Hansen, Thomas van Overeem, Pena, Marta Santamarina, Vega, Ana, Caligo, Maria A., Radice, Paolo, Peterlongo, Paolo, Rouleau, Etienne, Spurdle, Amanda B. and Brown, Melissa A. (2016). Bioinformatic and experimental evaluation of regulatory variants in breast cancer susceptibility genes. In: AACR 107th Annual Meeting on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, New Orleans, LA, United States, (). 16-20 April, 2016. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.am2016-1859

  • Clements, J. A., Dong, Y., Loessner, D., Tan, O., Sieh, S., Reichert, J., Burke, L., Stephens, C., Lawrence, M., Stansfield, S., Swedberg, J., Ramsay, A., Hooper, J., Harris, J. and Hutmacher, D. (2009). Kallikrein-related proteases as novel therapeutic targets in prostate and ovarian cancer. In: 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, , (6-6). . doi:10.1071/srb09abs009

  • Burke, L.J., Zhang, R., Lutz, A. and Renkawitz, R. (2002). The thyroid hormone receptor and the insulator protein CTCF: two different factors with overlapping functions. In: H. Michna, G.S. Chetrite, H.H.D. Meyer and J. Pasqualini, 15th International Symposium of the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Munich, Germany, (49-57). 17-20 May 2002. doi:10.1016/s0960-0760(02)00256-x

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2010) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor