Alex completed her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biophysics, at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2014. She stayed at UQ for Honours, where she studied a project at the interface of computational chemistry and structural biology. She achieved first class Honours in 2015 and was awarded the UQ Biochemistry Alumni Prize 3 2015. She then moved to Canberra and worked as a research assistant in the O’Mara Group at the RSC in late-2015, before commencing her PhD in this group in January 2016. Her PhD is centred on understanding how the composition of a lipid bilayer affects its behaviour, and how certain proteins interact with it. She is financially supported by scholarships from the ANU and the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation.
Subramanian, N., Schumann-Gillett, A., Mark, A. E. and O’Mara, M. L. (2016) Understanding the accumulation of P-glycoprotein substrates within cells: The effect of cholesterol on membrane partitioning. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)—Biomembranes. doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.12.025.