Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Professor of Molecular Biology, UNSW
I have been doing molecular biology since 1985 and been in academic administration since 2004. I continue to run a large laboratory and to teach at UNSW.
My laboratory http://www.crossleylab.unsw.edu.au/ works on DNA-binding proteins that facilitate epigenetic changes to turn genes on and off. We are interested in developing ways to artificially regulate the expression of particular genes. For instance, recently we have used CRISPR and other gene editing approaches to introduce beneficial mutations to boost the output of medically important genes. Such technologies may be useful in treating particular genetic diseases of the blood, like sickle cell anemia, and of metabolism, such as diabetes and obesity.
I enjoy teaching and give lectures in the area of molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, stem cells, genetic reprogramming and genome editing.
I have written extensively on modern molecular genetics and on science teaching and education policy.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, University of New South Wales
Deputy National Secretary, Rhodes Scholarships Australia
Advisory Committee, Australian Astronomical Obersvatory
Editorial Board Member, BioEssays
Editorial Board Member, The Conversation
Trust Member, Australian Museum
Professor of Molecular Biology, University of New South Wales
Deputy Chair , Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC)
Board Member, NewSouth Publishing
Chair, Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Research Evaluation Committee for Biology and Biotechnology
Board Member, UNSW Global
Board Member, Sydney Institute of Marine Science
Board Member, New South Innovations (now UNSW Innovations)
Council Member, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia
Dean of Science, University of New South Wales
Associate Dean Research Strategy, University of Sydney
Lecturer to Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Sydney
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Sydney
Director of Research, College of Sciences and Technology, University of Sydney
Acting Dean of Science, University of Sydney
Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard University
Post-doctoral Researcher, Oxford University
Tutor, Queen's College, University of Melbourne
Oxford University, D.Phil.
University of Melbourne, B.Sc. (Hons)
Rhodes Scholarship 1987 Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Roche Medal 1999 Royal Society of NSW Sir Edgeworth David Medal 2000 Australian Academy of Science Gottschalk Medal 2002 Julian Wells Medal, Lorne Genome Conference 2010, Fellow Queen's College University of Melbourne 2014, Fellow Royal Society of NSW 2014