Researcher biography

I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Science) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology. My Honours project focussed on developing an assay to quantify inflammatory cytokines in sheep and received a New Investigator grant from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. Upon completion of my Honours, I was was employed by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as a Research Assistant. During my three years in this position, I gained knowledge and laboratory skills while investigating the complexities of blood typing the RhD antigen when there is a gene variant.  As a PhD student, I will be continuing to explore the realm of blood typing with the Blood Service and the ARC Training Centre for Biopharmaceutical Innovation at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Nysa's principal advisor is Dr Martina Jones.