Sabrina Islam

Key areas of interest: Cell signalling, systems biology, biological data

OVERVIEW OF PHD PROJECT

Contact Sabrina: sabrinai@student.unimelb.edu.au

My background is in molecular biology, but I am making the transition to computational biology. I am very eager to learn to decode and apply biological data. I want to study the factors that decide the cells decision to respond to serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is crucial in mental health and wellbeing. Cells that receives and acts on the signal transmitted by serotonin do so by expression receptors specialised for serotonin. I want to investigate the molecular characteristics that are associated with the cell's choice to express these receptors.