I grew up in the Barossa Valley where I had a career as a Financial Adviser. It was during this time that I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition which sparked my interest in immune aberrations. I chose to quit my corporate job, move to Adelaide and study immunology with a hope to one day contribute to the currently shallow understanding of autoimmunity.
My research utilises state of the art genetic mouse models, flow cytometry and gene expression analysis to explore how a combination of genetic predisposition and maternal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during pregnancy can influence the onset of autoimmunity in the offspring.
I also have a background in competitive Muay Thai, have completed a 200 hour yoga teaching course in India and am a keen traveller.
Skills & Expertise
- Reproductive Immunology
- Financial Planning
- Muay Thai
"Further understanding the basic mechanisms of autoimmune onset will assist with the generation of novel therapeutics, better diagnostic tools and possible preventative interventions to combat the increasing prevalence of autoimmune conditions in Australia."
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