Jenny Cuxson – Laboratory Manager

Phone: +61 (3) 9340 3603

I have always had a love for science and this was really cemented for me when I was in grade 3 and had a teacher approach education through an understanding of the natural world.

After finishing high school I attended The University of Melbourne studying a Bachelor of Science. There I discovered a love for all things small and obtained majors in microbiology and immunology. I then obtained an honours degree through a research project studying the response of the innate immune system during a septic infection. Having had enough of study I became a dialysis technician for a year before science lured me back to do a PhD. My PhD was carried out in molecular virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. During my candidature I was fortunate enough to become a science mentor at GTAC and found that teaching science can be as much fun as doing science. I am now using all my skills as the Laboratory manager here at GTAC.