Marina Zupan

Research Support Officer

Research Development and Support

place Bedford Park (FMC (6E:111))
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Marina has recently joined the FHMRI Research Support and Development (RDS) team as a Research Support Officer. Her roles and responsibilities will include supporting clinician researchers under the Clinical Translation research theme, advocating for Gender Inclusion Diversity and Equity principles, and general research activity support for the College of Medicine and Public Health.
Before joining RDS, Marina was a postgraduate researcher at the University of Melbourne within the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. During her PhD, she focussed on researching the molecular mechanisms used by pathogenic bacteria to obtain essential metal ions such as zinc. As a postgraduate researcher, Marina engaged heavily with the research community; organising events for postgraduate researchers as secretary of the Postgraduate Student Society for Infection and Immunity, and presenting her research at both local and international conferences. Marina especially takes pride in her presentation and science communication skills, which has lead her to receive numerous awards for her oral presentations and to be nominated as a Grand Finalist for the University of Melbourne Three Minute Thesis competition.
Returning to Adelaide in early 2022, Marina also gained industry experience working as an Analytical Scientist at Agilex Biolabs. In this position, Marina developed her analytical skills and gained a strong appreciation for GLP, GDP, and quality control.


Bachelor of Science (Advanced) - University of Adelaide, 2014 - 2016

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - University of Adelaide, 2017