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Dr Meaghan Smith

BBiomedSc | BSc(hons) | GradCertBiotech | PhD

Meaghan joined the Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in 2019 following completion of her PhD. Leading to her doctorate, she completed a Bachelor of Biomedical science with first class honours along with a Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology with a focus on molecular biology which is where she discovered her interest in omic technologies.

Her current studies combine bioinformatics and multi-omic profiling (transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic) with molecular biology to address biological questions of atherosclerosis and thrombosis, contributing to a team specialising in the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardiac disease. During her studies Meaghan was awarded a travel grant to partake research at the Queen Mary University in London as well as being awarded travel grants to attend conferences in Europe, Japan and Australia. Meaghan was also recipient to several grants for science communication work, she travelled to outback Queensland as 1 of 50 women in STEM selected for the National Science Week Roadshow over 2 consecutive years, was a guest presenter on sci-com television shows, was winner of the 3-Minute Thesis competition, and has had numerous participations in community engagements as a science representative. 


  • Best Presentation AOSCE (2018)
  • Winner, 3 Minute Thesis competition (2018)
  • Engage Queensland grant recipient (2017)
  • Women in STEM rising star recipient (2017)
  • Women in STEM rising star recipient (2016)
  • Best Presentation AACSS (2015)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award

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