Ani graduated from UNSW with a degree in Genetics and then embarked on a PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel as part of the Human Genome Project. There she helped to discover a new family of genes for olfactory receptors in marsupials that aided in tracing the evolution of mammalian olfaction.
Back in Sydney, Ani worked at the Children’s Cancer Institute, developing prognostic testing for childhood leukaemia, and then continued this testing at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA.
Ani started working at NeuRA in 2014 with Glenda Halliday researching the pathways of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Ani then worked under Claire Shepherd investigating the causes and progression of fronto-temporal dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ani is currently working with George Paxinos mapping human and rodent brains.
DR TERI FURLONG Postdoctoral Fellow