I completed my BSc (Bioinformatics) / BIT (Computer Science, Hons I) at the University of Sydney (USyd) in 2013. I undertook my Honours jointly with A/Prof Michael Charleston from USyd and Dr Paul Greenfield from CSIRO Computational Informatics, where I generated a training set for accurate genomic sequence classification for which I was awarded the University Medal. I subsequently worked as a research assistant in the Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney under the supervision of Dr Joshua Ho.
In 2015, I joined Prof David James’ lab at the Charles Perkins Centre as a PhD student, where I aimed to complement my computational skills with wet lab experience. To this end, I have been learning proteomics techniques which I have applied to construct comprehensive proteomes of various adipose tissues. Together with Prof Jean Yang from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at USyd, I am applying novel bioinformatics approaches to analyse the vast amounts of data generated. My research interests lie in the application of systems approaches accompanied by data analytics to understand cellular function and how this becomes dysregulated in disease states.