Sarah Heron

Dr Sarah Heron

Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Neurogenetics Research Group, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide.

I am a molecular geneticist with an interest in the genetics of epilepsy. I have been involved in the discovery of epilepsy genes including SCN2A, KCNT1, PRRT2 and DEPDC5. My current research focuses on the use of genomics to identify genes in "unsolved" epilepsy families and the functional characterisation of genetic variants associated with epilepsy.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2016 Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2010 - 2011 Senior Medical Scientist SA Pathology at Women's and Children's Hospital
    2000 - 2007 Senior Medical Scientist Women's and Children's Hospital
    1997 - 1999 Research Assistant Cambridge University
    1996 - 1997 Research Assistant Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science
    1994 - 1995 Research Assistant Women's and Children's Hospital
    1992 - 1994 Research Assistant Univeristy of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1991 - 1991 Flinders University Australia BSc (Hons)
    1988 - 1990 The University of Adelaide Australia BSc
  • Research Interests

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Co-Chair HGSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Local Organising Committee Human Genetics Society of Australasia Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member HGSA Scientific Program Committee Human Genetics Society of Australasia Australia
    2015 - 2019 President HGSA-SA Branch Commitee Human Genetics Society of Australasia Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member HGSA-SA Branch Committee Human Genetics Society of Australasia Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137924
  • Email: sarah.heron@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Room: WS8071.07
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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