Dorothy Chan obtained her Diploma in Biotechnology in 2014 at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. During her diploma, she did an internship at the National University of Singapore – Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine within the Department of Anatomy. Working under A/Prof Liang Fengyi, she investigated the potential anti-oxidative role of Sirtuin 5 in cultured neuroblastoma cells.
Subsequently, she pursued her degree in Brisbane, Australia, where she completed the Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) in 2015. Always having a keen interest in scientific research, she further pursued her Honours degree here in Brisbane. In 2016, she started as a honours student in the Blumenthal laboratory within the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, looking at the role of Wntless in inflammatory responses and macrophage control of bacterial infections.
In 2017, She joined the Faulkner lab as a Research Assistant, looking at LINE-1 activity in mammalian germline and early embryo.