Associate Professor Vivienne Reeve

Principal Research Fellow
Dermatology, Sydney Medical School

B14 McMaster Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 2084
F: +61 2 9351 7348

Biographical details

Research interests

Photobiology and Skin Cancer Research

Teaching areas


Current national competitive grants*


Is CYP11A1 critical for the vitamin D photoprotective system in skin?
Mason R, Halliday G, Tuckey R, Dixon K, Reeve V
NHMRC: Project Grant ($500,746 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009


  • Song, E., Gordon-Thomson, C., Cole, L., Stern, H., Halliday, G., Damian, D., Reeve, V., Mason, R. (2013), 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) reduces several types of UV-induced DNA damage and contributes to photoprotection. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 136, 131-138. [Abstract]
  • Sequeira, V., Rybchyn, M., Gordon-Thomson, C., Tongkao-On, W., Mizwicki, M., Norman, A., Reeve, V., Halliday, G., Mason, R. (2013), Opening of Chloride Channels by 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) Contributes to Photoprotection against UVR-Induced Thymine Dimers in Keratinocytes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 133(3), 776-782. [Abstract]
  • Stehn, J., Haass, N., Bonello, T., Desouza, M., Kottyan, G., Treutlein, H., Zeng, J., Nascimento, P., Sequeira, V., Butler, T., Allanson, M., Fath, T., Hill, T., McCluskey, A., Schevzov, G., Palmer, S., Hardeman, E., Winlaw, D., Reeve, V., Dixon, I., Weninger, W., Cripe, T., Gunning, P. (2013), A Novel Class of Anticancer Compounds Targets the Actin Cytoskeleton in Tumor Cells. Cancer Research. 73(16), 5169-5182. [Abstract]


  • Cho, J., Allanson, M., Reeve, V. (2012), Hypoxia inducible factor-1? contributes to UV radiation-induced inflammation, epidermal hyperplasia and immunosuppression in mice. Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology. 11(2), 309-317. [Abstract]
  • Reeve, V., Allanson, M., Domanski, D., Painter, N. (2012), Gender differences in UV-induced inflammation and immunosuppression in mice reveal male unresponsiveness to UVA radiation. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 11(1), 173-179. [Abstract]


  • Bandara, M., Arun, S., Allanson, M., Widyarini, S., Chai, Z., Reeve, V. (2010), Topical isoflavonoids reduce experimental cutaneous inflammation in mice. Immunology and cell biology. 88, 727-33. [Abstract]
  • Mason, R., Sequeira, V., Dixon, K., Gordon-Thomson, C., Pobre, K., Dilley, A., Mizwicki, M., Norman, A., Feldman, D., Halliday, G., Reeve, V. (2010), PHOTOPROTECTION BY 1alpha,25-DIHYDROXYVITAMIN D AND ANALOGS: FURTHER STUDIES ON MECHANISMS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR UV-DAMAGE. The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology. 121(1-2), 164-8. [Abstract]
  • Reeve, V., Allanson, M., Arun, S., Domanski, D., Painter, N. (2010), Mice drinking goji berry juice (Lycium barbarum) are protected from UV radiation-induced skin damage via antioxidant pathways. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 9(4), 601-607. [Abstract]
  • Cho, J., Allanson, M., Reeve, V. (2010), Oestrogen receptor-beta signalling protects against transplanted skin tumour growth in the mouse. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 9(4), 608-614. [Abstract]
  • Cole, N., Sou, P., Ngo, A., Tsang, K., Severino, J., Arun, S., Duke, C., Reeve, V. (2010), Topical 'Sydney' Propolis Protects against UV-Radiation-Induced Inflammation, Lipid Peroxidation and Immune Suppression in Mouse Skin. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 152(2), 87-97. [Abstract]


  • Reeve, V., Allanson, M., Cho, J., Arun, S., Domanski, D. (2009), Interdependence between Heme Oxygenase-1 Induction and Estrogen-Receptor-beta Signaling Mediates Photoimmune Protection by UVA Radiation in Mice. The Journal of investigative dermatology. 129(11), 2702-10. [Abstract]
  • Reeve, V., Tyrrell, R., Allanson, M., Domanski, D., Blyth, L. (2009), The Role of Interleukin-6 in UVA Protection against UVB-Induced Immunosuppression. The Journal of investigative dermatology. 129(6), 1539-46. [Abstract]
  • Benavides, F., Oberyszyn, T., VanBuskirk, A., Reeve, V., Kusewitt, D. (2009), The hairless mouse in skin research. Journal of dermatological science. 53(1), 10-18. [Abstract]