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Research Officer

BSc (Hons), PhD

Genevieve Syn has been at the Telethon Kids Institute since 2009, where she did her Honours project on the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.  After graduating from Murdoch University with a First Class Honours, she continued on as a research assistant at the Telethon Kids Institute working on several projects including Aboriginal susceptibility to Type II diabetes and obesity, Hypospadias and Toxoplasma gondii. In 2013, she commenced her PhD studies in the Telethon Kids Institute under the supervision of Dr Sarra Jamieson and Professor Jenefer Blackwell. Following her PhD, she then joined the team of Genetic and Rare Diseases led by A/Prof Timo Lassmann.

Genevieve has always been interested in microbiology research, especially the interactions between the host and the bug. Recently, she has developed a keen interest in the revolutionary gene editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 and wants to apply this to the field of rare disease research.