My bachelors degree was in Biomedical Science, with an Honours year in Immunology and Microbiology. I worked as a research assistant and lab manager in respiratory research for 4 years, while completing a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and a Masters in Science Management.
I then became interested in gene-nutrient interactions and joined the Human Molecular Nutrition Laboratory working under A/Professors Mark Lucock and Martin Veysey at the University of Newcastle, where I recently completed my PhD studies.
My PhD studies involved the investigation of the association between epigenetic marks and nutritional status in specific populations.
I also tutor and demonstrate in human biosciences and anatomy for the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle.
NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The University of Newcastle
Casual Academic, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle
Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle/CSIRO, PhD (Food Science)
University of Newcastle, Masters of Science Management
University of Newcastle, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours Class I)
Vitamin D receptor genotype modulates the correlation between vitamin D and circulating levels of let-7a/b and vitamin D intake in an elderly cohort., J Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics
Macrolide therapy suppresses key features of experimental steroid-sensitive and steroid-insensitive asthma, Thorax
Folate status, folate-related genes and serum miR-21 expression: Implications for miR-21 as a biomarker, BBA Clinical
Methylation diet and methyl group genetics in risk for adenomatous polyp occurrence, BBA Clinical
Vitamin D: Beyond Metabolism, JEBCAM
Taste Genetics- the relationship to tasting, liking, consumption and health., Food and Function
The role of vitamins and minerals in modulating the expression of microRNA., Nutrition Research Reviews
Damaging legacy; maternal cigarette smoking has long-term consequences for male offspring fertility, Human Reproduction
Bronchiolar Remodeling in Adult Mice Following Neonatal Exposure to Hyperoxia: Relation to Growth., Anatomical Record
Scrambled and fried: Cigarette smoke exposure causes antral follicle destruction and oocyte dysfunction through oxidative stress., Toxicol Appl Pharmacol.
A new short-term mouse model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identifies a role for mast cell tryptase in pathogenesis., J Allergy Clin Immunol.
Chlamydia muridarum lung infection in infants alters hematopoietic cells to promote allergic airway disease in mice., PLoS One.
TLR2, but not TLR4, is required for effective host defence against Chlamydia respiratory tract infection in early life., PLoS One.
Increased zona pellucida thickness and meiotic spindle disruption in oocytes from cigarette smoking mice., Human Reprod
Streptococcus pneumoniae infection suppresses allergic airways disease by inducing regulatory T-cells., Eur Respir J.
Surveillance and analysis of avian influenza viruses, Australia., Emerg Infect Dis.
Fibulin-1 is increased in asthma--a novel mediator of airway remodeling?, PLoS One.