Karen Anderson


Karen Anderson

1996 NHMRC Menzies Fellow

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Dr Karen Anderson was awarded the inaugural NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship and will use the Scholarship to further the understanding of molecular pathways that may contribute to the prevention of fatal heart attacks.

Dr Anderson will spend two years studying at the Babraham Institute at Cambridge University and two years in Monash Universities’ Department of Medicine at Box Hill Hospital.

Studied at: Monash University; Babraham Institute

Current Biography

Karen did her PhD in Biochemistry at the Baker Medical Research Institute/Melbourne University in Australia investigating phosphatidylinositol signalling in myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion. She came to the Inositide laboratory in 1997 as part of a two year Australian NHMRC CJ Martin/RG Menzies fellowship, and remained in the lab for a further three years after being awarded a Beit Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship. She returned to Melbourne, Australia in 2001 to complete her CJ Martin, and then subsequently a RD Wright Fellowship.

Karen returned to the Inositide lab in 2004, and became a Babraham Institute Senior Research Associate in 2005. Currently, she is investigating the molecular mechanisms regulating the activation of PI3Kβ.

Scholarship Year: 1996

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