I obtained my Bachelor of Biomedicine degree at the University of Melbourne in 2017. I was a work experience student under Professor Steven Petrou’s supervision since November 2016, and eventually decided to stay for Honours in 2018. My Honours project focused on a de novo mutation in CACNA1A, causing early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (EOEE) in a patient, using stem cell modelling and electrophysiological techniques. As a UROP candidate (2017-18), I developed a human primary cell culture model for studying insulin resistance in polycystic ovarian syndrome. In addition, I was a research intern at DuPont (now DowDuPont), working on new enzyme discovery and protein purification (2015-16). I aim to pursue a career in biomedical research, and to tackle the unsolved mysteries.
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