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Dr. Dana Stanley

Professor - Molecular Microbiology-611036
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Institute for Future Farming Systems
Rockhampton North
CQIRP - Room 1.21
Ibis Avenue
About Me

Associate Professor Dana Stanley was awarded a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Victoria University, Melbourne, 2009. Following graduation, she started a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research. Dana specialised in gut microbiota and genetics during her time at AAHL. She moved to Central Queensland University in 2013 and is now a leader of the Molecular Microbiology and Poultry Health research cluster in the Institute for Future Farming Systems, focusing on human and livestock intestinal health and nutrition, probiotics, next-generation antibiotics development and pathogen control. Dana is also investigating the ways to reduce and control antimicrobial resistance on farms. She recently started working on pigs’ microbiota as well. Several of Dana’s projects are running directly on farms under full production conditions. Majority of her publications are in the world’s top 10% journals and among 10% most cited in the world. Dana is very passionate about nature conservation, animal ethics, exercise and nutrition.




Gene expression




Intestinal microbiota

Probiotic development


Universities Studied At

Victoria University, Melbourne

Universities Worked At

Victoria University, Melbourne

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3003 Animal Production
  • 3207 Medical Microbiology
  • 3210 Nutrition and Dietetics

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
Research Interests
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Sciences - Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology)

Biological Sciences

Microbiology - Microbial Ecology

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