Researcher biography

I graduated from Massey University (New Zealand) with a PhD in Chemistry in 2010 before working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas State University (USA) and now as a Research Fellow 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 zoonotic diseases for the swine industry under the guidance of Prof Raymond Rowland. Combining my knowledge of synthetic peptides with my passion for vaccine research at the University of Queensland under the guidance of Prof Istvan Toth, I now focus on synthetic vaccine design and drug delivery strategies for Group A Streptococcus, cancer and tropical diseases, including schistosomiasis.