Henry Langley Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Sydney
Living in New South Wales, Australia
Lara is the Henry Langley Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Sydney, based at the Kolling Institute. Her research background is in environmental microbiology with her current research focused on exploring the human microbiome of inflammatory arthritis patients. With her research, she aims to understand if microbiota play a role in disease pathogenesis and if the human microbiome can provide novel biomarkers of disease activity.
Lara is also part of the Australian Arthritis and Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative (A3BC), a national biobank aimed at understanding causes, improving treatment and identifying a cure for arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Consisting of a network of clinicians, researchers and patients, she believes multidisciplinary collaboration will translate to improved patient care and advances in research outcomes.
Growing up in the bush, Lara has always cared about the environment and conservation. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia where she thoroughly enjoys the scenic landscape and beautiful bushlands. She enjoys bird watching, bird photography and reading in her free time, preferably with a coffee in hand.