Rae-Anne is a Ph.D. candidate at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute in Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the metabolism of cancer and the role of mitochondrial genome in human evolution and cancer. This work was awarded the Student Prize at the Lorne Cancer Conference 2013. She completed her M.Sc. at the National Microbiology Laboratory (University of Manitoba) and B.Sc. (Honours) in Winnipeg, Canada, studying immunogenetic markers of HIV resistance in African sex workers. Rae-Anne is supported by the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and the Mostyn Family Foundation.