I am an enthusiastic individual, excited by novel concepts and opportunities to utilise my expertise to make a difference. This has led me to investigate pathways by which the maternal immune and vascular systems interact during embryo implantation, and the mechanisms by which these systems influence development of the placental vasculature required to support fetal life.
My PhD will delineate the interactions between immune cells and blood vessels during placental morphogenesis and investigate how this critical developmental process can influence life after pregnancy.
When I am not in the lab, you will find me caring for my foster animals, bird watching or spending time with my family and friends.
Skills & Expertise
- Human anatomy, immunology and cell biology
- Science communication
- Importance of diverse opinions in team development
- Identification of Australian bird species
"One thing most people would be surprised to know about me is - I was a member of the Rose Society of South Australia for many years in my childhood where I learnt to grow, care for, breed and compete with roses."
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