BSc (Hons), Monash University Australia PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University Australia
- Postdoctoral Affiliate
- Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
- BBSRC Future Leader Fellow in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 761190
I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Monash University Australia. After graduating in May 2015, I moved to Cambridge to take a postdoctoral position as a research associate with Dr Kevin Moreau at the Wellcome trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. After a successful postdoc, I was awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship to undertake my own independent research project within the same department.
My research interests are in fundamental cell biology and its relationship with human health and disease. I am interested in how cells at distant sites within the body communicate with each other via extracellular vesicles. Microvesicles and exosomes (together termed extracellular vesicles) are small membrane bound structures released under both normal homeostatic and pathological conditions. The focus of my work is understanding how extracellular vesicles deliver messages such as proteins, DNA and RNA into distant recipient cells. Directly showing that this process occurs and describing the mechanism is fundamental for understanding the role of extracellular vesicles in human health and disease. This work will also have ramifications for the use of extracellular vesicles as therapeutics.