Dr. Philpott is a molecular biologist with a specific interest in female reproductive biology and oncology. Dr. Philpott’s thesis was entitled “A novel serine protease, Htra3, in rat and rhesus monkey ovary, and in human gynecological cancers”. This thesis focused primarily on the genomic structure of Htra3 protease in the rat and the alternative splicing of this protease. In addition, the role of this protease in the development of the ovary and follicolgenesis in the rodent and the primate ovary was investigated. Furthermore, this thesis reports a potential role for this protease as a tumor suppressor in female oncology.
Dr. Philpott has extensive experience in the writing and editing of manuscripts related to the medical field of biomedical science and is now listed as a freelance writer/editor for Australia Medical Writers Association.
2004 – May 2008 Doctor of Philosophy; Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Clayton
2003 Bachelor of Science Honors; Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research and Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton
1998-2002 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science; Monash University, Clayton Female reproductive molecular biology
Area of expertise:
Female reproductive molecular biology
Diabetes and cardiac disease