Centre Research Manager
Andrew completed his undergraduate BSc(Hons) degree in Zoology and Physiology at The University of Melbourne (1996-1999). His PhD was in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology enrolled through the Department of Zoology, the University of Melbourne and Howard Florey Institute. Andrew then received a prestigious NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship (2005-2009) to work on developmental programming of adult disease in the Department of Physiology. He moved to the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Research Institute in 2009 to work firstly in the Human Epigenetics laboratory, then the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology laboratory (2010-2015). His research interests include cardiovascular physiology, glucose metabolism, lipid biology and interventional clinical trials.
Centre Lab Manager
Louise has undergraduate degrees in immunology, pathology and genetics and a PhD in immune and autoimmune responses in the stomach, including characterisation of the pathological response of the stomach to inflammation. She completed postdoctoral studies in the USA on the physiology of ion transport in the gut and kidney. More recently she has co-lead the Gastrointestinal Research in Inflammation and Pathology lab (GRIP) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, a research group focusing on the consequences of chronic inflammation of the gut which results in diseases including gastric cancer, peptic ulcer disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett’s oesophagitis.