Dr Sydney Juan
BSc(Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Sydney Juan Researcher Profile


Dr Juan obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from The University of Melbourne in 2022, after which she joined the Neurotherapeutics Group as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Her research focuses on studying the contribution of environmental toxins (such as microplastics and phthalates) in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Sydney uses mouse models of Parkinson’s disease to study these questions.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Postdoctoral researcher – Neurotherapeutics Group, The Florey

Awards and achievements

  • 2024 – Millennium Science -10x Genomics Fellowship
  • 2022 – The Florey Postgraduate Travel Award
  • 2021 – Best Poster Award, The International Neurotrauma Symposium
  • 2020 – 2nd Place for Best Oral Presentation by the ARC Center of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function at the Students of Brain Research (SOBR) Symposium

Research publications


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