Ms Gabriella Emmie Farrugia
BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne
I completed my Bachelor’s Degree at Swinburne University of Technology majoring in Biotechnology and Biochemistry during which I was successful in receiving industry placement at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. At Peter Mac I worked in radiation molecular biology applying DNA binding ligands as radio-protectors (in head and neck cancer mouse models) and targeted radio-sensitisers. I completed my honours through the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne studying the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma in mouse models.
I have recently joined the Cardiac Cellular Systems laboratory as a Research Assistant at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. My work in the lab involves optimisation of protocols, including single cell preparation for sequencing, flow cytometry and imaging, in order to comprehensively analyse the cardiac cellular composition.