I come from a small town in rural Australia where I completed a Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology. I then moved to Melbourne to pursue my passion for protein biochemistry and drug discovery, where I completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and subsequently, a Doctor of Philosophy in herbicide discovery and development. Following my PhD, I joined the Ubiquitin Signalling Division at WEHI (the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) to develop novel pharmaceuticals. I am a protein biochemist with expertise in protein expression and purification, structural characterisation, enzymology, biomolecular interaction technologies and crystallography. I also have a keen interest in translational research, biotechnology research transfer and business development.

Outside of work, I am an avid Batman fan and enjoy a good (comic) book. Otherwise, I like spending time with my family, which includes a grumpy maltese/poodle and his little feline sister, who loves nothing more than annoying her big brother.