Dr. Dragana (Dana) Stanley

Dr. Dragana (Dana) Stanley

Associate Professor Dana Stanley was awarded a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Victoria University, Melbourne in 2009. Following graduation, she started a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research. Dana specialized 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 ways to reduce and control antimicrobial resistance on farms. She recently started working on pigs’ microbiota as well. Several of her projects are running directly on farms under full production conditions. Dana has an outstanding publication record; the majority of her publications are in the world’s top 10% journals and more than 55% of her publications are among the top 10% most cited worldwide! Dana is very passionate about nature conservation, animal ethics, exercise, martial arts and nutrition.