Ms Alexandra Schumann-Gillett

PhD Candidate
Building 137, Room 3.140



BSc (Hons1)


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.

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