Dr Stephanie Shepheard

Research Associate

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

2015   Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University: Thesis title: Neurotrophin receptor p75 extracellular domain as a novel urinary biomarker in Motor Neuron Disease

2010   1st Class Honours, Bachelor of Science, Flinders University

2007-2009   Bachelor of Medical Science, Flinders University: Double major: Molecular Biology/ Neuroscience

Honours, awards and grants

2015   Vice Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - judged competitively to recognise outstanding academic performance in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Higher Degrees Committee and the University Research Higher Degrees Committee, Flinders University)

2014   Kathleen V Russell Prize in Neurobiology - judged competitively as the student showing most promise in his/her particular field (Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, Centre for Neuroscience)

2011   York Family/Rotary Health PhD Scholarship for Motor Neuron Disease (Australian Rotary Health & Flinders University)

2010   Flinders University Medal - outstanding academic achievement in the final two years of a course

2010   Glaxosmithkline David Ovedoff Prize - best seminar by an Honours student (Centre for Neuroscience, Flinders University)

2010   Neil Della Scholarship - Honours student with highest undergraduate Grade Point Average in the School of Medicine (Flinders Medical Centre foundation)

2008-2010   Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation high GPA (Flinders University)

Key responsibilities
  • Testing human bio-fluid samples for novel biomarkers of Motor Neuron Disease
  • Producing and validating novel sandwich ELISAs
  • Coordination, collection, processing human bio-fluid samples
  • SDS-PAGE, Immunoprecipitation, and Western blot
  • Mass Spectrometry sample preparation and analysis
  • Producing human and animal ethics applications including site specific assessments
  • Statistical data analysis using Excel, GraphPad Prism and IBM SPSS
  • Day-to-day supervision of undergraduate placement and Honours students