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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.


  • AINSE Winter School Program Scholarship, Swinburne University of Technology (2016)
  • International Sustainability Project Scholarship, Swinburne University of Technology (2014)


  • 1st Prize Poster Presentation, Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2017)
  • Dean’s List Award Certificate of Excellence, Swinburne University of Technology (2012)

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