Researcher biography

In 2009 I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at The University of Queensland, working in the lab of Professor Linda Richards at The Queensland Brain Institute. In late 2009 I joined the laboratory of Associate Professor Massimo Hilliard to undertake a PhD studying genes involved in nerve regeneration and degeneration in C. elegans. The goal of my PhD was to discover novel genes involved in this process and understand how they function to regulate axonal regeneration and degeneration following injury. Following my PhD in 2016 I was awarded an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research in Associate Professor Hilliard's lab with the aim of discovering novel genes that regulate axonal degeneration in C. elegans.