College of Medicine and Public Health
Currently I am a research fellow within the Biomedical Nanoengineering Laboratory in the College of Medicine and Public Health. My expertise includes microbiology, cell and molecular biology, with a focus on the interactions between bacteria and mammalian cells on biomaterials. Prior to my current position I have had extensive experience in stem cell biology and cancer research, including numerous industry-based projects.
Bachelor of Science, Hons (University of Adelaide), Masters’ Degree, Immunology (Charles Sturt University), PhD Candidate, (Flinders University, College of Medicine, and Public Health) Confirmation of Candidature October 2021 - proposed to complete 2023.
2020 Equipment Grant University of South Australia ($65,000).
2016 Awarded funds from Colgate Palmolive, Piscataway, USA. To study “The effect of triclosan on posttranslational modification of proteins through citrullination and carbamylation”. Published in Clinical Oral Investigations. ($25,500).
2016 ADRF CIA. The Role of Carbamylated Proteins in the Pathology of Periodontal Disease ($9055).
2015 ADRF CIA. Proinflammatory Cytokine Expression under the Influence of Citrullinated Peptides: Implications in Periodontal Disease ($10,424).
2014 ADRF CIA. Porphyromonas gingivalis and mammalian peptidyl arginine deiminase citrullinates human vimentin and type II collagen: Implications in inflammation and autoimmunity ($12,514).
Leading research projects, grant writing, writing manuscripts, supervision of students and laboratory staff and administration activities as required.
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