Tessa Mattiske

Ms Tessa Mattiske

Early postdoctoral researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Currently a member of the Intellectual Disability Research Laboratory

Identification of genes and understanding of molecular mechanisms leading to intellectual disabilities, autisms and some epilepsies represents a challenge of significant medical importance. Our research seeks to further our understanding of human brain function through the identification of genes and characterisation of their naturally occurring mutations implicated in various disorders of the brain.

Led by A/Prof Cheryl Shoubridge, the Intellectual Disability Research laboratory focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms and functional impact of mutations in genes causing X-linked intellectual disability (XLID).

-Investigating the molecular mechanism of disease causing mutations in the XLID gene, ARX.

-Understanding the role and function of ARX during development and in the brain

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Early postdoctoral researcher Intellectual Disability Research Lab, The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Research Assistant SA Pathology
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Achievement Accepted Abstract, ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting United States
    2017 Achievement Abstract Accepted for Presentation, Genetics Society of AustralAsia Australia
    2016 Achievement Abstract Accepted for Presentation, 6th Adelaide ANZSCDB Meeting Australia
    2016 Achievement Abstract Accepted for Presentation, International Congress Meeting of Human Genetics Japan
    2016 Award Human Genetics Society of Australasia Travel Grant, Australia
    2014 Award Lorne Genome Travel Grant, Australia Australia
    2013 Award Robinson Institute Travel Grant Australia
    2013 Achievement Abstract Accepted for Presentation, 16th International workshop on Fragile X & other Early Onset Cognitive Disorders Australia
    2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Achievement Awarded First class Honours The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2010 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours
    2007 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2013 - 2017 Investigating the Pathogenic Mechanism of Expanded Polyalanine Tract Mutations in the ARX Homeobox Transcription Factor causing Intellectual Disability The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2017 Animal Ethics and Welfare Induction update The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Representative Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, Floor Level Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - 2017 Representative Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, WetLog Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Early postdoctoral researcher
  • Phone: 83132452
  • Email: tessa.mattiske@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, floor 8
  • Room: WS8062.42
  • Org Unit: Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

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