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
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 Competency English Can read, write and speak
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)
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
Date Title Institution name Country 2017 Animal Ethics and Welfare Induction update The University of Adelaide Australia
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
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