Zoe West, mentee in the MedTech-Pharma program in QLD (QUT)

Zoe West received her Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane 2017. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT where she is supported by a QUT Faculty of Health Research Scholarship. She is a member of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) postgraduate committee where she plays an active role organising the IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Conference 2019. In addition, she represents IHBI postgraduate students as a member of the School of Biomedical sciences postgraduate committee and is the Chronic Disease and Aging Postgraduate Student Representative on the IHBI Research Committee.

At IHBI using methods such a fluorescence microscopy, protein expression, immunoblotting, and flow cytometry, Zoe researches the intracellular trafficking of matrix metalloproteinases, to aid in the development of therapies that reduce the prolonged inflammation associate with chronic wounds. Zoe has presented this work at Light Microscopy Australia where she won best runner up poster presentation and received a bursary to attend the conference; Cutaneous Biology 2019 host by the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) for which she was awarded an AWTRS Travel Award to attend the conference, and the Australian Society for Medical Research postgraduate conference.

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