Geneticist and Group Leader, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

I am a geneticist and group leader at the John Curtin school of Medical Research, The Australian National University. I am running a research group and a transgenesis facility generating models for human diseases using genome editing technologies.

My research interests focus on biology of the interaction between the host organism and the pathogens (bacteria or parasite) using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology. My goal is to uncover novel ways to combat deadly infectious diseases such as malaria or hospital acquired infections.

I am also interested in higher education and science funding policies.

Experience

  • –present
    Geneticist and Group Leader, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Australian National University

Education

  • 2008 
    Pasteur Institute and National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France, PhD in quantitative Genetics
  • 2002 
    University of Paris VII (Bichat Medical School), Paris, France, M.D.