Dr Donna Cohen’s research publications
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Journal papers

  1. A. G. Curtin, V. Anderson, F. Brockhus, and D. R. Cohen, “Novel team-based approach to quality improvement effectively engages staff and reduces adverse events in healthcare settings,” BMJ Open Quality, vol. 9, no. 2, p. e000741, Apr. 2020.
  2. D. R. Cohen, P. J. Cohen, and V. Anderson, “Map-enabled experiential review: A novel approach to engaging healthcare staff in quality improvement,” Management in Healthcare, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 187–198, 2018.
  3. D. R. Cohen, P. J. Cohen, V. Anderson, M. Goodarz, K. Dillon, and K. E. Weidemann, “Implementation of the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment Framework: A case study for improving learning in the clinical setting using a novel quality improvement approach,” Management in Healthcare, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 24–40, 2018.
  4. Fung, M.C., Hapel, A.J., Ymer, S., Cohen, D.R., Johnson, R.M., Campbell, H.D. and Young, I.G. (1984). Molecular cloning of cDNA for murine IL‑3. Nature, 307:233‑237.
  5. Hume, D.A., Summers, K.M., Cohen, D.R. and Allan, W. (1985). Regulation of the production of granulocyte‑macrophage colony stimulating factor by macrophage‑like tumor cell lines. FEBS Letters, 180:271‑274.
  6. Fung, M.C., Ymer, S., Cohen, D.R., Campbell, H.D. and Young, I.G. (1985). Cloning and expression of the gene for murine Interleukin‑3. In Cellular and Molecular Biology of Lymphokines. Academic Press, Inc., pp. 653‑657.
  7. Cohen, D.R., Hapel, A.J. and Young, I.G. (1986). Cloning and expression of the rat interleukin‑3 gene. Nucl. Acids. Res., 14:3641‑3658.
  8. Young, I.G., Campbell, H.D., Ymer, S., Robins, T., Cohen, D.R. and Hapel, A.J. (1987). Molecular biology of Interleukin‑3. In Molecular Basis of Lymphokine Action.  (Eds, D.R. Webb, C.W. Pierce and S. Cohen). Humana Press Inc., pp. 283‑294.
  9. Franza, B.R., Sambucetti, L.C., Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1987). Analysis of Fos protein complexes and Fos‑related antigens by high resolution two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis. Oncogene 1:213‑221.
  10. Morgan, J.I., Cohen, D.R., Hempstead, J. and Curran, T. (1987). Mapping patterns of c‑fos expression in the central nervous system after seizure. Science 237:192‑197.
  11. Cohen, D.R., Morgan, J.I., Hempstead, J.L. and Curran, T. (1988). Rapid induction of proto‑oncogene expression in the central nervous system. UCLA Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vol. 67. Mechanisms of Control of Gene Expression. (Eds. B. Cullen, L.P. Gage, M.A.Q. Siddiqui, A.M. Skalka, H. Weissbach) Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, pp. 327‑332.
  12. Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1988). fra‑1: A serum‑inducible, cellular immediate‑early gene that encodes a Fos‑related antigen. Mol. Cell. Biol. 8:2063‑2069.
  13. Sukhatme, V.P., Cao, K., Chang, L.C., Tsai‑Morris, C‑H., Stamenkovich, D., Ferreira, P.C.P., Cohen, D. R., Edwards, S.A., Shows, T.B., Curran, T., LeBeau, M.M. and Adamson, E.D. (1988). A zinc finger‑encoding gene coregulated with c‑fos during growth and differentiation, and after cellular depolarization. Cell 53:37‑43.
  14. Rauscher III, F.J. , Cohen, D.R., Curran, T., Bos, T.J., Vogt, P.K., Bohmann, D., Tjian, R. and Franza, B.R. (1988). Fos‑associated protein (p39) is the product of the jun proto‑oncogene. Science 240:1010‑1016.
  15. Haig, D.M., McMenamin, C., Redmond, J., Brown, D., Young, I.G., Cohen, D.R. and Hapel, A.J. (1988). Rat IL-3 stimulates the growth of rat mucosal mast cells in culture. Immunol 65: 205-211.
  16. Curran, T., Rauscher III, F.J., Cohen, D.R. and Franza Jr., B.R. (1988). Beyond the second messenger:  oncogenes and transcription factors. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Vol. LIII, pp. 769‑777.
  17. Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1989). The structure and function of the fos proto‑oncogene.  In: Critical Reviews in Oncogenesis, CRC Press Inc., Vol. 1, pp. 65‑88.
  18. Cohen, D.R., Ferreira, P.C.P., Gentz, R., Franza Jr., B.R. and Curran, T. (1989) The product of a fos‑related gene fra‑1 binds cooperatively to the AP‑1 site with Jun: transcription factor AP‑1 is comprised of multiple protein complexes. Genes and Devel. 3:173‑184.
  19. Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1990). Analysis of dimerization and DNA binding functions in Fos and Jun by domain-swapping: involvement of residues outside of the leucine zipper/basic region. Oncogene 5:929‑939.
  20. Guis, D., Cao, X., Rauscher III, F. J., Cohen, D. R., Curran, T. and Sukhatme, V., P. (1990). Transcriptional activation and repression by Fos are independent functions: the C‑terminus represses immediate‑early gene expression via CArG elements. Mol. Cell. Biol. 10:4243-4255.
  21. Shin, C., McNamara, J.O., Morgan, J.I., Curran, T. and Cohen, D.R. (1990). Induction of c‑fos mRNA expression by afterdischarge in the hippocampus of naive and kindled rats. J. Neurochemistry 55:1050-1055.
  22. Curran, T., Abate, C., Cohen, D.R., Macgregor, P.F., Rauscher III, F.J., Sonnenberg, J.L., Connor, J.A. and Morgan, J.I. (1990). Inducible proto-oncogene transcription factors: third messengers in the brain? Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Vol. LV, pp 225-234.
  23. Cohen, D.R., Vandermark, S.E., McGovern, J.D. and Bradley, M.P. (1993). Transcriptional regulation in the testis: A role for transcription factor AP-1 at various stages of spermatogenesis. Oncogene 8:443-455.
  24. Vandermark, S.E., Cohen, D.R., Janssens, P., Lau, Y.C. and Bradley, M.P. (1993). Germ cell specific gene expression in a seasonal breeder: the European red fox Vulpes vulpes. In Mammalian Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Determining Genes, Harwood.
  25. Haig, D.M., Huntley, J.F., MacKellar, A., Newlands, G.F.J., Inglis, L., Sangha, R., Cohen, D.R., Hapel, A.J., Galli, S.J. and Miller, H.R.P. (1994). Effects of stem cell factor (kit ligand) and Interleukin-3 on the growth and serine proteinase expression of rat bone marrow-derived or serosal mast cells. Blood, 83: 72-83.
  26. Vidovic, M., Cohen, D. and Hill, C.E. (1994). Identification of alpha-2 adrenergic receptor gene expression in sympathetic neurones using polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridisation. Mol. Brain Res., 22: 49-56.
  27. Cohen, D.R., Sinclair, A.H. and McGovern, J.D. (1994). SRY protein enhances transcription of Fos-related antigen-1 promoter constructs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 91: 4372-4376.
  28. Foletta, V.C., Sonobe, M.H., Suzuki, T., Endo, T., Iba, H., and Cohen, D.R. (1994). Cloning and characterisation of the mouse fra-2 gene. Oncogene, 9: 3305-3311.
  29. Jeske, Y.W.A., Mishina, Y., Cohen D.R., Behringer R.R. and Koopman, P. (1996). Analysis of the role of Amh and Fra-1 in the SRY regulatory pathway. Mol. Reprod. and Development.  44: 153-158.
  30. Autelitano, D.J. and Cohen, D.R. (1996).  CRF stimulates expression of multiple fos and jun related genes in the AtT-20 corticoptrope cell. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 119: 25-35
  31. Poirier, C., Lalouette, A., Foletta, V.C., Cohen, D.R. and Guénet, J.-L. (1997). The gene encoding the Fos-related antigen 2 (Fra2) maps to mouse chromosome 5. Mammalian Genome 8:223
  32. Ng, K.W., Ridgway, P., Cohen, D.R. and Tremethick, D.J. (1997). The binding of a single Fos/Jun heterodimer can completely disrupt the structure of a nucleosome. EMBO J. 16: 2072-2085.
  33. Foletta, V.C., Segal, D.H. and  Cohen, D.R. (1998). Transcriptional regulation in the immune system: all roads lead to AP-1. J. Leukocyte Biol. 63: 139-152.
  34. McHenry, J.Z., Leon, A., Matthaei, K.I. and Cohen, D.R. (1998). Overexpression of fra-2 in transgenic mice perturbs normal eye development. Oncogene. 17: 1131-1140.
  35. Cohen, D.R. (2000). Expression and purification of histidine-tagged transcription factors. In Methods in Molecular Biology: Eukaryotic Promoter Analysis, M.J. Tymms editor, Humana Press Inc., Totowa NJ, pp203-225.
  36. Furey, C. and Cohen, D.R. (2005). “Ethics, Science and Society”: A program to introduce secondary students to ethical concepts and issues. In Alliance (The Journal of the Alliance of Girls Schools), 31: 18-19.


Abstracts

  1. Cohen, D.R., Hapel, A.J., Warren, H., Dunckley, H., Johnson, R.M., Fung, M.C. and Young, I.G. (1984). Use of murine IL‑3 cDNA clone in the detection of homologous factors in human and other mammalian species. Proc. of the Australian Biochemical Soc., Vol.‑16, p.‑3.
  2. Campbell, H.D., Ymer, S., Tucker, W., Cohen, D.R., Fung, M.C. and Young, I.G. (1985). Nucleotide sequence of the murine IL‑3 gene. Proc. of the 7th Annual Genome Conference, Lorne.
  3. Cohen, D.R., Hapel, A.J. and Young, I.G. (1986) Cloning and expression of the rat interleukin‑3 gene. Proc. of the 8th Annual Genome Conference, Lorne.
  4. Cohen, D.R., Morgan, J.I., Hempstead, J.L. and Curran, T. (1987). Mapping patterns of neuronal activation in vivo using c‑fos expression. Third Annual Meeting on Oncogenes, Frederick, MD.
  5. Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1988). c‑fos and the cellular immediate‑early response: a marker for a family of genes involved in signal transduction. UCLA Symposium on Growth Factors and Their Receptors, Keystone, CO.
  6. Curran, T., Rauscher III, F.J., Cohen, D.R., Ferreira, P.C.P., Franza, B.R., Jr. (1988) fos ‑ a nuclear messenger in signal transduction. The LIII Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology: The Molecular Biology of Signal Transduction, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
  7. Cohen, D.R., Ferreira, P.C.P., Rauscher III, F.J. , Morgan, J.I. and Curran, T. (1988). The Fos‑related antigens: a family of proteins that are structurally and biochemically similar to Fos. Fourth Annual Meeting on Oncogenes, Frederick, MD.
  8. Cohen, D.R. (1989). Regulation of gene expression in mammalian neurons in vivo. Winter Conference on Brain Research, Snowbird, Utah.
  9. Curran, T., Abate, C., Cohen, D.R., Ferreira, P.C.P., Macgregor, P., Rauscher III, F.J. and Sonnenberg, J.L. (1989). Congestion at the AP‑1 binding site. Cold Spring Harbor Cancer Cells meeting, Cold Spring Harbor,  NY.
  10. Cohen, D.R. and Curran, T. (1990). Intimate Liaisons: Fos and Jun. AACR Meeting on Steroid Receptors, Transcription Factors, and Gene Expression, San Diego, CA.
  11. Cohen, D.R., Abate, C., Macgregor, P., Sonnenberg, J. and Curran, T. (1991) Regulating the regulators: mechanisms of functional control for members of the AP-1 transcription factor family. Third Lorne Cancer Conference, Oncogenes and Cell Regulation, Lorne, Vic
  12. Cohen, D.R. (1991) Transcription factors as nuclear third messengers: regulating the regulators. 35th ASBMB Annual Conference, Canberra, ACT.
  13. Cohen, D.R., Vandermark, S.E., McGovern, J.D. and Bradley, M.P. (1992) A role for transcription factor AP-1 in the regulation of spermatogenesis. Fourth Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Vic.
  14. Cohen, D.R., Vandermark, S.E., McGovern, J.D. and Bradley, M.P. (1992) Distinct roles for members of the transcription factor AP-1 family in the regulation of spermatogenesis. Eighth Annual Meeting on Oncogenes, Frederick, Md.
  15. Hale, T.K., Cohen, D.R., Bellett, A.J.D. and Braithwaite, A.W. (1992) Regulation of murine p53 expression by Adenovirus E1a proteins. Fourth Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Vic.
  16. Hale, T.K., Cohen, D.R. and Braithwaite, A.W. (1992) The murine p53 promoter and its regulation by Adenovirus E1a proteins. Second Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, Queenstown NZ.
  17. Vidovic, M., Hill, C.E. and Cohen, D. (1992) Presynaptic and postsynaptic alpha 2A receptor subtype identified in sympathetic ganglia and their targets. Australian Physiology and Pharmacology Society, Sydney.
  18. Cohen, D.R., (1993) Transcription factor AP-1: A universal regulator from yeast to mammals. Robertson Symposium: Frontiers in Molecular Evolution, Canberra.
  19. Cohen, D.R., Sinclair, A.H. and McGovern, J.D. (1993) The testis-determining protein SRY enhances transcription of Fra-1, an AP-1 family member. Genes and Development Meeting, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne.
  20. Cohen, D.R., Foletta, V.C., Sinclair, A.H. and McGovern, J.D. (1993) SRY is a transcriptional enhancer: AP-1 family members are possible targets for SRY function.  CSH Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
  21. Cohen, D.R. (1993) Beyond the second messenger: Signalling events within the nucleus.  3rd Baker Institute on Cellular Signalling, Melbourne.
  22. Hale, T.K., Cohen, D.R. and Braithwaite, A.W. (1993) The murine p53 promoter and its regulation by Adenovirus E1a proteins. Third Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, Queenstown NZ.
  23. Hale, T.K., Cohen, D.R. and Braithwaite, A.W. (1993) The murine p53 promoter and its regulation by Adenovirus E1a proteins. Fifth Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Victoria.
  24. Foletta, V.C. and Cohen, D.R. (1994) Characterisation and regulation of the mouse fra-2 gene. Fourth Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology meeting, Queenstown NZ.
  25. Foletta, V.C., Matthaei, K. and Cohen, D.R. (1995) Investigating the role of fra-2 using transgenic mice. 7th Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Victoria
  26. Ng, K.W., Cohen, D.R. and Tremethick, D.T. (1995) Mechanism by which the AP-1 complex binds to chromatin. Lorne Genome Conference, Lorne, Victoria.
  27. Cohen, D.R. (1995) Signalling via transcription factor AP-1. 1st Annual Curtin Conference on “Cell Signalling: From Membrane to Nucleus”. Canberra, ACT.
  28. Ng, K.W., Cohen, D.R., Foletta, V.C. and Tremethick, D.J. (1995) Modulation of transcription factor DNA binding by other transcription factors and chromatin. CSH Meeting on Cancer Cells: Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
  29. Cohen, D.R. (1996) Fos-related antigens: bona fide oncogenes or just proteins that can transform cells? Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference on Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer, Canberra.
  30. Cohen, D.R. (1996) Fos-related antigens: some in vivo perspectives on their regulation and function. Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Combined ASBMB-ASPP Conference), Canberra, ACT.
  31. McHenry, J.Z., Leon, A., Matthaei, K.I. and Cohen, D.R. (1998). Overexpression of fra-2 in transgenic mice perturbs normal eye development. Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Victoria.


Invited lectures

Jul 1991Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 35th Annual Conference, Canberra
Apr 1992Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
May 1992Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
May 1992John CurtinSchool of Medical Research, ANU (School Seminar)
Jun 1992The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 1992Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ
Jun 1992Centre for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Piscataway, NJ
Nov 1992The Hanson Symposium, Satellite Meeting on Transcriptional Regulation, Adelaide
Jan 1993Robertson Symposium: Frontiers in Molecular Evolution, RBSB, Australian National University
Apr 1993Genes and Development Meeting, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
May 1993Childrens’ Medical Research Institute, Sydney
Jun 1993Centenary Institute for Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney
Jul 1993Centre for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Sep 1993Harvard Medical School, Boston
Sep 1993Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ
Sep 1993Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara
Dec 19933rd Baker Institute Symposium, Cellular Signalling: Implications for Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine
Feb 1994UICC Training Course, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
Mar 1994Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
May 1994Cell and Molecular Biology Evening Seminar Series, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong
Jun 1994The Hanson Centre for Cancer Research, IMVS, Adelaide
Aug 1994Dept. of Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Sep 1994Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne
Sep 1994Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU
Nov 1994CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra
Sept 1995Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston
Sep 1995Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Harvard University
Sep 1995Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine, Bronx NY
Sep 1995The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia PA
Oct 1995Howard Florey Young Investigator Lecture, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
Sep 1996Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Faculties, ANU
Sep 1996Frank & Bobbie Fenner Symposium: Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer, JCSMR, ANU
Oct 1996Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 40th Annual Conference, Canberra