Stacey has over 12 years experience in molecular biology, with a recent focus on projects in the genomics space involving emerging technologies at the leading edge of scientific research. She has extensive experience with a variety of techniques in this area, including short and long read library preparation and sequencing, single cell preparation, droplet digital PCR, and CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing.

Researcher biography

After competing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours at Griffith University and subsequent lab experience at the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, Stacey joined UQ in 2010 to work in Professor Lars Nielsen’s group at the AIBN. In this role she investigated cell fate determination at the single cell level, and based on this experience was recruited to the laboratory of Associate Professor Joseph Powell at the IMB in 2017 to further develop single cell sequencing techniques. Here she was instrumental in expanding the single cell transcriptomics repertoire in the Powell laboratory, promoting collaborations within UQ and extending to the broader scientific community. After working on a project combining CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing with single cell sequencing in the lab of Dr Nathan Palpant (IMB), Stacey joined the Genome Innovation Hub in 2019. She holds a dual appointment with the IMB sequencing facility, facilitating and enhancing rapid transfer and availability of newly developed protocols to the wider UQ community.

Featured projects Duration
Quantitative transcriptome analysis (CAGE)
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
HTS single cell CRISPR technology for experimental validation of population genetics and functional genomics discovery
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Discovery of new regulatory networks with long-read transcriptomics
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
Enabling population scale epigenomics for crop improvement
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Spatial genomics technologies to study cancer and genetic diseases in tissue contexts
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
Understanding host-pathogen interactions through development of new co-transcriptomic single cell RNA sequencing technologies
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
Single-cell transcriptome and chromatin profiling in plant cells
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
Combining novel scSLAM-seq technology with 10x Genomics Chromium to track microchanges in newly synthesised RNA
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
Simultaneous identification of RNA-chromatin interactions and transcriptomes in single cells
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
Culture-independent metagenomic diagnostics
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Genome-Phaser: protocol for fully phasing whole genome variants using haplotagging
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
RNA velocity quantification of single-cell transcriptomics
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Expanding the scope of multimodal single cell sequencing
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021