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My work focuses on the role that algal toxins can play in the onset and progression of degenerative diseases.
For my Honours I investigated the mechanism of action of an algal toxin, looking at how it is toxic to human neuronal cells, and how we can prevent this toxicity. My PhD project has since expanded on this area of research, as well as the development of detection techniques so we can screen for the presence of these toxins in Australia.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate , University of Technology Sydney


  • 2013 
    University of Technology Sydney , Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)