My work investigates the causes of cardiovascular disease in order to uncover better, more targeted treatments and cures for a disease which is one of Australia’s biggest killers.
Human genetics research is exhilarating. We are in a unique time where it is now possible to read the entire genetic sequence of a person in just six weeks. Every day I learn something new that helps our research into the causes of inherited heart diseases and sudden cardiac death in the young.
Outside of the laboratory I believes it’s important to stay active when you spend a lot of time at a desk or bench at work – I have two young daughters and both have inherited my love of the natural world. They both enjoy trying to catch bugs or lizards in our garden and exploring rock pools.
Something many people do not know about me is that I used to be a DJ! to make ends meet as a PhD student.