I was awarded my PhD from Lausanne University, Switzerland, in 2010. I completed all my post-doctoral training in Australia and successively held a Swiss National Science Foundation early career research fellowship, an Alfred Deakin post-doctoral fellowship, and an ARC DECRA. I am currently an Associate Professor within Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. I am a molecular biologist by training, and my main research focus is the regulation of skeletal muscle mass with health and disease. I have a particular interest in the role played by non-coding RNAs in the regulation of these processes. My new research program, funded by the International Olympic Committee, focuses on female muscle physiology, and how the female muscle adapts to exercise and disease conditions at the epigenetic, molecular, cellular and functional level.