I completed a B.Sc (Hons) with Professor Brian Key at the University of Melbourne, and then a Ph.D. with A/Prof Helen Cooper, beginning at WEHI and then moving up to the newly formed Queensland Brain Institute. Both of these projects looked at how the embryonic brain wires itself up during development. During my Ph.D I characterised a novel mechanism by which callosal axons in the embryonic mammalian brain reach their targets.

After completing my Ph.D, I worked for 5 years as a post-doctoral research fellow In Singapore, using embryonic frogs and human stem cells to study the specification and differentiation of the three major body layers. I returned to Australia in 2012 and am currently the Neuroscience Communicator at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.


  • –present
    Neuroscience Communicator, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, Ph.D