Featured Academics

Tara Diversi

Tara Diversi

Tara Diversi has worked as a lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience for the past three years. She has made the recent decision to embark on a new stage in her career by moving to Queensland. We to celebrate her contribution to our School with this academic spotlight.

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Doctor Sandro Ataide

Sandro Ataide

Doctor Sandro Ataide was appointed Lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2012, in the area of Structural Biology with emphasis on X-ray Crystallography.

After studying all over the world from Brazil to Ohio, Sandro was awarded the Selby Research Award this year for his excellence in research targeting eukaryotic RNA-protein complexes, and is a most welcome addition to our School!
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Associate Professor Gareth Denyer

Associate Professor Gareth Denyer

Associate Professor Gareth Denyer was appointed as Lecturer in Metabolism in the School of Molecular Bioscience (Department of Biochemistry at the time) in 1990 and more recently, Deputy Head of School under the guidance of current Head of School, Professor Iain Campbell.

Gareth coordinates second year Human Biochemistry and also oversees a laboratory currently investigating how fat cells (adipocytes) change in their behaviour as they get bigger and smaller.
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Dr Nick Coleman

Dr Nick Coleman

Dr Nick Coleman was appointed Lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2006, with teaching and research responsibilities in environmental and medical microbiology.

Nick has lectured to 2nd and 3rd year students across many degree programs including B.Sc., B.Med.Sci, B.Pharm., B.VetSci. and B Ag.Sci, and he has been a course coordinator and prac class coordinator for MICR2022, MICR3022, and MICR3042.
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Vanessa Gysbers

Vanessa Gysbers

Ms Vanessa Gysbers was appointed Associate Lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2006 in the areas of biology and molecular biology under the guidance of current Head of School, Professor Iain Campbell.

Ms Gysbers was awarded Honours Class I and the University Medal after Honours in the Discipline of Immunology at the University of Sydney.
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Katherine Jukic

Katherine Jukic

Katherine Jukic graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) with Honours Class I. From 2003 to 2008, Katherine was a casual academic within the Human Nutrition Unit. In 2008, she joined the School of Molecular Bioscience as an Associate Lecturer.

Katherine is responsible for coordinating and teaching in a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units of study. She is committed to quality assurance and improvement in teaching as well as enhancing the student learning experience.
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Dr Tim Newsome

Tim Newsome

Dr Tim Newsome was appointed Lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2007, with key leadership responsibilities in the areas of virology research and teaching.

Dr Newsome was awarded his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2000, and moved to Cancer Research UK, London shortly after to work as a Post-doc, successfully managing to publish his work in the highest international journals, and developing novel strategies in advanced light microscopy...
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Dr Hannah Nicholas

Dr Hannah Nicolas

Dr Hannah Nicholas joined the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2005 as an Associate Lecturer after completing her DPhil in Genetics at the University of Oxford. In 2006 she was awarded a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to develop a C. elegans research program, using the nematode as a model system for understanding the biology of multi-cellular organisms, including humans.

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Professor Jennie Brand-Miller

Jennie Brand-Miller

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller holds a Personal Chair in Human Nutrition in the School of Molecular Bioscience.

Her research focuses on all aspects of carbohydrates - diet and diabetes, the glycemic index of foods, insulin resistance, lactose intolerance and oligosaccharides in infant nutrition.

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Professor Joel Mackay

Joel Mackay

Professor Joel Mackay is a specialist researcher in the field of protein structure, function, design and engineering.

Prof. Mackay was awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1994 and moved to The University of Sydney the following year. Since that time, Prof. Mackay has established a vibrant research laboratory in the School of Molecular Bioscience and is respected internationally for his work.
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Professor Peter Waterhouse

Peter Waterhouse

Prof. Peter Waterhouse joined the School in 2008 as an ARC Federation Fellow, coming from CSIRO Plant Industry in Canberra. His group occupies newly-built office and laboratory space on Level 8 that features a specialised glasshouse for growing the plants that form the cornerstone of his work. Peter's highly regarded research focuses on the mechanisms by which plants resist viral invasion and one of his major contributions to date lies in his discovery of a mechanism for RNA-mediated gene regulation in plants...
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