Researcher biography

I graduated from Massey University with a PhD in Chemistry in 2010 before working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas State University (USA) and now as an Early Career Researcher at the University of Queensland (Australia). Interested in vaccine and drug design strategies, I gained extensive experience at Kansas State University on the detection and surveillance of exotic zoonotic diseases for the swine industry under the guidance of Prof Raymond Rowland. I have combined my knowledge of synthetic peptides gained throughout my PhD studies with my passion for vaccine research at the University of Queensland under the guidance of Prof Istvan Toth, and am now focusing on synthetic vaccine design and drug delivery strategies for Group A Streptococcus, cancer and tropical diseases, including schistosomiasis.