Katie leads the Population Analysis team, leveraging large-scale genomic datasets to better understand human health and disease. She has a background in computational biology, getting her BCMS(Hons) degree in computer science from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and her PhD in statistical genetics from the University of Cambridge (based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute).
Most recently she has spent several years in the drug discovery industry, including at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Switzerland, where she was working to translate genomic insights into novel therapeutics.
The Centre for Population Genomics is a national initiative, jointly housed at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. We work all across the country and collaborate with partners internationally and in Australia.
At CPG, we celebrate and respect diversity in our team and our work. We believe that including all human diversity in genomic research will empower medical care that benefits everyone.
We acknowledge the First Australian peoples on whose traditional lands we live and work across the country and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We gratefully accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.