Marisa Duong, IMNIS mentee in the 2018 MedTech-Pharma program in WA (University of Western Australia)

Marisa Duong is a current 3rd year PhD candidate at the School of Molecular Sciences of the University of Western Australia, collaborating with Proteomics International at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Marisa’s project involves developing analytical techniques to understand oxidative stress in mammalian tissues. She has also been a Laboratory demonstrator and Tutor at UWA.

Marisa came to Australia in October 2008, studied a 10-week English course for high school preparation. She then completed year 10-12 at Kalamunda Senior High School and graduated from high school in 2011. She went on to pursue the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Biochemistry and Finance. After graduating in 2016, she was offered a PhD scholarship by the Forrest Research Foundation to undertake her current project.