I am a research scientist from a multidisciplinary background in physics, applied mathematics, engineering and molecular neuroscience. I have well-developed laboratory and computational modelling skills across these disciplines that are complemented by sound capabilities in qualitative and quantitative analysis. In addition, I am a strong science communicator with expertise in technical and science writing, which has underpinned my ability to work and effectively communicate across different scientific disciplines.
My over-riding research interest is in systems biology, bringing together modelling tools and strengths from my own academic background to help understand the complex mechanisms of Alzheimer’s. I have specific interests in the following factors that I believe may play a role in our genetic susceptibility to developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Hormones: With a disproportionate number of women around the world living with Alzheimer’s, I am interested to explore the unique biological reasons for this difference.
Environmental factors: We are becomingly increasingly exposed to chemicals that are biologically incompatible to our well-being through our food and water supplies, and our physical environment in general. I am interested to understand how this exposure may or may not affect the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s in the world today.