Dr Josephine Wright
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Filmed September 2023
Dr Josephine Wright is a Senior Research Fellow in the Gut Cancer group. She has been developing a translational network of labs, hospitals and clinics to enable validation of new approaches to prevent and treat colorectal and gastric cancer. Her key focus is studying human tumour organoids to better personalise therapy in cancer.
Dr Wright is part of an international team of researchers from Adelaide and the United States that has engineered bacteria capable of detecting mutated DNA released from colorectal cancer cells, opening the door to faster disease detection.