I completed my Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biomedical Science) at UQ in 2014. In 2015, I undertook an honours research project at UQ with A/Prof Peter Noakes and Prof Ernst Wolvetang to develop a human in vitro model of the neuromuscular junction to investigate the pathogenic mechanisms that underpin motor neuron disease (MND). After graduating with a First Class honours, I continued to expand my research skills, gaining experience with genome editing using CRISPR, and more varied neuronal differentiation techniques to develop human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived neurons to study MND. I am now undertaking my PhD, and I am studying neuronal bioenergetics and metabolic processes in hiPSC-derived neurons derived from both healthy and MND-affected subjects. Throughout my PhD, I aim to use the wide range of skills I have developed throughout my early research career to use iPSC-derived neurons as a model for developing treatments for neurological disorders, including MND.