Ricardo is a member of the Clark Lab within the Centre for Stem Cell Systems and has a background in cancer genetics and ageing epigenetics. His previous research utilised next generation sequencing technologies to better our understanding of melanoma in humans at the Melanoma Institute Australia in Sydney. He also investigated genetic biomarkers of age in wild-animals at the Australian Antarctic Division based in Hobart. Ricardo’s current research aims to use Nanopore long-read sequencing to investigate the expression and splicing of risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This work will lead to a better understanding of splicing diversity in human brain regions and will support further studies in the identification of disease-linked isoforms.
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Current Research Focus
Nanopore sequencing in neuropsychiatric disorders
Field of Research Description 604 Genetics 1109 Neurosciences
- Long-read sequencing
- Non-model organisms
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Knowledge in bioinformatics, cell or animal models of disease, risk genes.