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Head, Epigenetics

BSc, BHlthSc, PhD


Dr Sam Buckberry is a genome biologist and bioinformatician who works within Professor Alex Brown's Indigenous Genomics group. His research focuses on improving the long-term health of Indigenous Australian populations by developing new community-specific knowledge and methods in precision medicine. Sam's approach integrates cutting-edge genomics and data science techniques with epidemiology and public health to improve chronic disease prediction, prevention, and treatment.

Sam has broad experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, research computing and data science. He enjoys developing custom analysis frameworks for complex biological questions and data types. Sam has published widely in epigenetics and genomics, including high profile papers in journals including Cell Stem Cell, Nature and Nature Neuroscience.

Sam was an NHMRC postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Western Australia between 2016-19 and held a WA Department of Health Merit Award Grant for 2020-21.

Sam was awarded the 2019 Raine Research Prize for the best biomedical research paper by an early career researcher in WA. In 2020, he was one of four finalists for the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year as part of the WA Premier's Science Awards.