I received my Masters of Biochemistry in Germany and went on to complete my PhD studies at the La Trobe University in Melbourne in 2015. In my work I was focused on understanding mitochondrial membrane proteins, their import and assembly into higher-order protein complexes, and their involvement in regulating apoptosis and energy production. Afterwards, I continued to work on deciphering the role of mitochondria in cell death in Prof. David L. Vaux’s laboratory at the Walter and Elisa Hall Institute for Medical Research. In April 2018, I was recruited by Dr. David Stroud to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Bio21 Institute. Currently I am using CRISPR/Cas9 technologies, in combination with quantitative mass-spectrometry techniques developed in the Stroud Lab, to further decipher the molecular mechanisms underpinning the assembly of large mitochondrial protein complexes, and the cellular regulators of complex disassembly in various disease states.
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Current Research Focus
Mitochondrial biogenesis and the OXPHOS system.
Field of Research Description 601 Biochemistry and cell biology 1101 Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
- Protein biochemistry
- CRISPR gene editing
- Seahorse Bioanalyzer
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