Alexandra Mc Carron

Alexandra Mc Carron

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Alexandra McCarron is a PhD candidate from the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide. In 2015, she joined the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Research Group (CFARG) to undertake an honours project and continued on with the group, commencing a PhD in 2016.

Alexandra’s PhD research is in the field of airway gene therapy, a therapeutic approach that has potential to treat or prevent cystic fibrosis lung disease by correcting the underlying genetic defect. Her research includes developing novel bioprocessing methods for large-scale gene vector production, characterising and employing cystic fibrosis animal models for preclinical trialling of airway gene therapy, and investigating airway stem cell targeting methods for achieving a sustained therapeutic effect.

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  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
    2012 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

2020 - 2021 Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation "Airway gene correction in neonatal cystic fibrosis rats", $100,000


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