Celebrating women in biomedical sciences
Ahead of International Women's Day 2021, we shine a light on the inspirational achievements of these female students, academics and researchers.
There's no doubt these women in biomedical sciences are paving the way for the next generation of aspiring female doctors, researchers and health professionals.
The important work of these global leaders in their field, to student trailblazers among their peers takes place every day around the School of Biomedical Sciences.
And, while we marvel at their achievements throughout the year, as part of International Women's Day on 8 March, 2021, we invite you to read about - and help celebrate - their recent success.
Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Dr Kathryn Munro received the 2020 EMCRA Collaboration Award for her work: ‘Neuronal trafficking of Sez6 and the Alzheimer’s disease protease BACE1’.
Lin Hung’s first author work was selected as one of the best published articles in physiological research by the American Physiological Society.
Dr Marlene Hao won a Cure Cancer Australia research grant for her work investigating the genetic differences between types of glial cells found throughout the human body.
Early career researcher Dr Jaime Foong received the 2020 MJ Gething Award. She is exploring the functional development of the enteric nervous system.
Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Clinical researcher Dr Elena Schneider-Futschik featured in CNET News to share how lungs work and the role of the ventilator as the last line of defence against COVID-19.
Associate Professor Katarzyna Dziegielewska AM was appointed Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to tertiary education, to anatomy and neurobiology, and as a mentor.
Associate Professor Heather Verkade, who teaches Molecular Biology in the Bachelor of Biomedicine, is taking evidence-based approaches tailored to specific situations.
Dr Rosa McCarty was among recipients to receive the 2020 MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement. It recognised interdisciplinary collaboration in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor Katherine Kedzierska's study, published in the February edition of Cell Reports Medicine, revealed new insights into why some people develop severe SARS-CoV2.
In her final year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Caitlin Cole received the top student award for three of her Microbiology subjects, and the Ian Holmes Medal for Virology.
Professor Laura Mackay was recognised among the world’s most influential and impactful researchers in The Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers™ list.
Professor Deborah Williamson was co-lead author of the first antigen test pilot in low prevalence COVID-19 settings, which signalled challenges for rollout.
This week, Head of School Professor Jenny Wilkinson-Berka also announced the Fabienne Mackay Award. The 100,000 annual grant will help one or more high performing, independent researchers to maintain research momentum following the birth or adoption of a child.