Researcher biography

Lenore is a clinical researcher who commenced her PhD in January this year, researching early diagnostic methods for lung cancer. Lenore’s research project aims to identify potential diagnostic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and protein biomarkers that can discriminate lung disease from healthy states, in non-invasive samples. Identification of a unique biomarker signature with discriminatory power to distinguish between lung disease and healthy individuals, holds significant translational application as an early screening tool for those at risk. She is passionate about breaking the stigma that lung disease is only associated with smoking, when in fact, if we don’t act now, we will see an increasing rate of lung disease diagnosis as air pollution worsens. Lenore strongly believes in the importance of good health and wellbeing which is applicable not only to her research but also in a personal setting as she keeps fit and active outside of studying through training and competing in obstacle races.