School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a cell biologist with very strong molecular biology skills. I have experience as part of international multiparty teams in academia and industry, including CSIRO, Bionomics Ltd and The University of Adelaide. I have seamlessly adapted from plant biology to neuroscience, having worked in the areas of plant-bacterial symbiosis, plant developmental reproductive biology, cellular consequences of dysregulated nuclear mRNA export, and ion channel drug discovery for a range of neurological disorders and pain.
My current research interest is the genetics underlying human folliculogenesis to identify novel targets for contraceptives.
Recently, I have undertaken research to understand the molecular and cellular basis for the dysregulation of mRNA nucleo-cytoplasmic export in neurodevelopmental disorders using mouse stem cell models. I am currently using my expertise in molecular biology and cell biology to investigate human folliculogenesis to identify novel targets for contraceptives.
Date Position Institution name 2021 Grant Funded Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2020 - 2021 ARC Grant funded Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2017 - 2019 Research Scientist Bionomics Ltd 2014 - 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Recognition Dean of Graduate Studies Commendation for PhD Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2008 University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc Honours 2007 University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc (Molecular Biology)
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