Just a little academic background (and I mean a veeeeery little). If you want more info, contact me and I’ll send it through.
I studied at Sydney Uni, Australia, where I was introduced to the wonderfully complex world of cellular metabolism. After a short but sweet adipocyte-centred honours year (one year in a lab, write a thesis, you know the drill), I was totally hooked.
Next I moved across town to the shininess of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to do my PhD in type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity.
Fast forward five years and I’m in Italy (I freely admit I chose this job for the close proximity to pizza). I’m a postdoc in one of the top labs of the University of Padua, bringing my metabolism know-how and mixing it together with hardcore mitochondrial research of the calcium-obsessed variety.
After four years, it’s time to move on. Africa awaits.