PhD and Masters students

Aidan Tay graduated with a BE(Bioinformatics) and MS in Biomedical Engineering from UNSW. He has been involved in genome assembly and annotation of the Campylobacter showae bacteria. His current work at SBI looks at developing tools for integrating genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data.
Daniela Smith completed her B. Adv.Sc.(Hons First Class) with the Systems Biology initiative in 2015. During her PhD she will be investigating high throughput techniques to discovering protein-protein interactions that are modulated by post-translational modifications. She aims to develop techniques involving protein crosslinking and mass spectrometry (XL-MS) to unveil a dynamic yeast interactome.
Tara Bartolec graduated from the University of Sydney with a B. Sci. (Molecular Biology and Genetics) with First Class Honours in Biochemistry. After graduating, she joined the Cesare lab at the CMRI in Westmead as a research assistant, contributing to the Cesare lab’s research into genome integrity through generation of cell line models. Tara joined the SBI in 2018 to commence her PhD, studying nuclear function at the systems scale.
Ryan Separovich completed his Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons Class I) with the SBI in 2017. In his PhD, Ryan will investigate the family of histone methyl ‘writers’ and ‘erasers’ in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and how their activity is modulated by phosphorylation by upstream kinases. Through this work, he aims to define the complete regulatory network of histone methylation in yeast.

Honours and undergraduate research students

Currently none

Alumni of SBI

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr Sarah Kummerfled (CJ Martin Fellow), Dr David Fung, Dr Melissa Erce, Dr Zhiliang Chen, Dr Natalie Twine, Dr Yu

Ph.D students

Dr. Ignatius Pang, Dr. Melissa Erce, Dr. Jason Low, Dr. Timothy Couttas, Dr. Apurv Goel, Dr Lelin Zhang, Dr Daniel Yagoub, Dr Natalie Twine, Dr Samantha Chia, Dr Simone Li, Dr. Daniel Winter, Dr. Joshua Hamey

Co-supervised Ph.D. students

Dr. Nandan Deshpande (Macquarie), Dr. Sarah-Jane Schramm (Sydney)

Masters by Research students

Philip Brown, Samantha Chia, Wei-Tse Hsu, Ryan Salinas, Daniel Winter

Honours students

Dhanushi Abeygunawardena (University Medal), Edwin Ho (University Medal), Amy Lo (University Medal), Liang Ma (University Medal), Ryan Separovich (University Medal), Emily Bek, Archana Chandeskaran, Ricky Chang, Angela Chen, Timothy Couttas, Apurv Goel, Joshua Hamey, Emily Hogan, Kathlen Huang, Adam Lee, Simone Li, Chris Liang, Sally Tang, Daniela-Lee Smith, Aidan Tay, Andrey Verich, Boer Xu, Daniel Yagoub, Chengying Yuan, Lelin Zhang, Jack Zhou

Summer studentships and internships:

Dhanushi Abeygunawardena, Melanie Bird, Curtis Cai, Samantha Chia, Archana Chandeskaran, Joshua Hamey, Edwin Ho, Derrick Lau, Chris Liang, Jonas Möcking, Marie Montgomery, Ryan Salinas, Manan Shah, Aidan Tay, Daniel Weissberger

Practicum students

Florian Breitwieser (Austria), Michael Filarsky (Germany), Anke Penno (Germany), Thore Rohner (The Netherlands), Daniel Winter (France)