We want to introduce you to our scientists as humans. These are the people who directly benefit from your ongoing support. They are so excited to share their stories with you!
Mat has always led an active and sporty life–judo, surfing, sailing and skiing have all been passionate interests.
As an experienced divemaster, snorkeler and swimmer, I enjoy capturing the marine world with her camera.
I see music as a release. It helps clear my head and is fantastic at reducing stress.
Outside of the laboratory I’m an avid birdwatcher. I’ve been fascinated by birds since I was a child.
I’ve always been very passionate about my hobbies, and always been artistically inclined.
For me, life is all about learning and experimentation, the love for my family and of course cooking!
Born in Egypt to parents who were half-Italian and half-Greek, I grew up fascinated by science.
I’m Head of the Molecular Cardiology Program at Centenary. I established the Program in 2001.
My role as Risk and Compliance Manager is to ensure Centenary meets standards and regulations relevant to our work.
I’m the Chief Operating Officer at Centenary. As COO, I am responsible for anything which doesn’t directly come under science.
As a child, I was always fascinated with how things worked, which is what initially attracted me to medical research.
I am among a league of scientists determined to eliminate the world’s deadliest infectious disease, tuberculosis.
I never really thought one day I’d be donning a lab coat in my day-to-day work. But after studying biology in Year 11, the tables turned.
I’m in charge of Translation and Commercialisation. I help our research breakthroughs become real-life health solutions.
I am a Research Assistant in Professor Geoff McCaughan’s Liver Injury and Cancer Program here at the Centenary Institute.
My job is to ensure that our high-tech state-of-the-art microscopes at Centenary are operating well for their research.
My research is creating a more thorough understanding of the underlying causes of brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease.
When I’m not at work I find ways to relax and recently just swapped video games for running.
I have been treating melanoma patients and researching ‘Australia’s cancer’ for decades.
I have been working as a cardiac genetic counsellor for the past 14 years meeting families with inherited heart conditions.
I work in the field of skin diseases, to better understand the disease mechanisms of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
My work is investigating new ways to treat liver cancer. This area of medical research is important as liver cancer is rising.
My work is investigating the mechanisms by which inflammation contributes to chronic inflammatory diseases, including allergic disease and cancer.
I went to university to study a psychology degree and realised that I loved carrying out experiments and I have been in the lab ever since.
I investigate the causes of cardiovascular disease in order to uncover better treatments and cures for a disease, one of Australia’s biggest killers.
I love what I do every day, it is challenging but rewarding knowing that my medical research today will help us better understand disease.
My passion for research is fuelled by an eager curiosity and a burning desire to dissect and understand the mechanisms of complex biology.