Dee completed a Bachelor of Science degree, and a PhD in sex differentiation in the tammar wallaby, at the University of Melbourne. She continued her work on aberrations in mammalian sex differentiation at the University of California, Berkeley, working with spotted hyaenas and the European mole. She then spent several years as a post-doctoral fellow at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, using knock-out and transgenic mice to better define the roles of various genes involved in sex differentiation. A change of focus saw Dee return to Australia to undertake the Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree, followed by several years of small animal and equine practice, before taking up a lectureship in biomedical sciences at the University of Queensland, School of Veterinary Science. Dee’s research now uses induced pluripotent stem cells from domestic and native species to address clinical problems and to explore questions in developmental and evolutionary biology.
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