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 Australia, 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 as a research assistant in the Halliday group. Ani’s projects include research into the causes and progression of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and fronto-temporal dementia. She is currently working for Claire Shepherd in the Sydney Brain Bank.