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Dr Gregory Davis

Lecturer, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

School of Science, Psychology and Sport


Life Sciences


Gippsland Campus, Online


Understanding how the genome guards itself against disease associated mutations is a key focus of Dr Greg Davis’s research.

DNA damage repair mechanisms function in all eukaryotes to maintain cellular viability. Although present in all tissue types, germ cells are highly reliant on these processes to prevent the occurrence of congenital and developmental diseases. Dr Davis uses the germline of the microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to decipher these mechanisms relevant to human health. Greg’s research has been published in high-ranking journals and he maintains collaborations both locally and internationally with key researchers in this field.

In addition to research, Greg has a keen interest in outreach and is a regular guest scientist on ABC Gippsland radio and also volunteers in the CSIRO program Scientists in Schools.

GCNA Interacts with Spartan and Topoisomerase II to Regulate Genome Stability

GCNA proteins are expressed across eukarya in pluripotent cells and have conserved functions in...

Zinc transporters maintain longevity by influencing insulin/IGF-1 activity in Caenorhabditis elegans

Adequate dietary intake of essential metals such as zinc is important for maintaining...

The TRIM-NHL protein NHL-2 is a co-factor in the nuclear and somatic RNAi pathways in C. Elegans

Proper regulation of germline gene expression is essential for fertility and maintaining species...

atz-1 Influences meiosis to maintain germline chromosomal stability in Caenorhabditis elegans

Exchange of genetic information during meiosis occurs in all sexually reproducing species to...

Exploring potential Germline-Associated roles of the TRIM-NHL Protein NHL-2 through RNAi screening

TRIM-NHL proteins are highly conserved regulators of developmental pathways in vertebrates and...

MicroRNAs: Not "Fine-Tuners" but key regulators of neuronal development and function

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short non-coding RNAs that operate as prominent...

Comparative high-throughput RNAi screening methodologies in C-elegans and mammalian cells

The discovery of RNAi in Caenorhabditis elegans has generated a paradigm shift in how research is...