Bio and research:
Lisa was appointed as the Australian Translational Genomics Centre’s Acting Facility Manager in April 2019 when the current Facility Manager went on maternity leave. Having completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Lisa began work in the Brown laboratory genomics group in 2012. During this time she undertook library preparation and sequencing of nearly 1000 samples for the group’s low-pass Ankylosing Spondylitis Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) project, as well as Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for various research projects as part of the UQ Centre for Clinical Genomics. Taking on the role of Sequencing Manager from 2014, she oversaw coordination of 900 Chinese MND samples for WES, 150 AML samples for comparison of sequencing technologies, and 150 skin cancer patient sets for WES.
Through her time in the Brown lab, Lisa’s extensive knowledge and experience in Next-Generation Sequencing technologies has encompassed WGS, WES, Custom Amplicon, RNA-Seq and miRNA-Seq applications on Illumina platforms including HiSeq2000/2500, HiSeq4000, MiSeq and NextSeq500. This experience was fundamental in the establishment of the Australian Translational Genomics Centre, to provide Next-Generation Sequencing for Clinical Diagnostics at the PA Hospital.