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Marina Alexander - Homeward Bound Projects

Marina Alexander

Molecular Virologist at CSIRO

Living in Victoria, Australia 

Marina is a molecular virologist with an interest in Australian wildlife. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and published impactful findings in mRNA biology. She then completed a postdoc assisting the HIV vaccine development mission at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

After a career break to raise a family, she combined her childhood passion for Australian Wildlife and genomics to work on sequencing the genomes of decades old museum specimens at the CSIRO. She has since moved within CSIRO to the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness to work on diagnostics and therapies for RNA viruses affecting both livestock and humans using their state-of-the-art high performance computing facilities.

Outside of work Marina enjoys music and dancing with her children, time in nature, growing veggies and beekeeping. She hopes to share her learned strategies for balancing work and family with the HB7 cohort while developing her ability to create and foster networks to solve impactful problems like health crises and biodiversity loss.

TONIA GRAY

TONIA GRAY

Karen Arthur

Karen Arthur

Emma Pidduck

Emma Pidduck

Alice Clark

Alice Clark

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

Tine Schliewert

Tine Schliewert

Yohanna Aurisch

Yohanna Aurisch

Julianna Gwiszcz

Julianna Gwiszcz

NINA EARL

NINA EARL

Fran Cooke-Willis

Fran Cooke-Willis

Gillian McCloskey

Gillian McCloskey

MELISSA SNAPE

MELISSA SNAPE

NATASHA HENDRICK

NATASHA HENDRICK

KYLIE LEWIS

KYLIE LEWIS

Jane Usher

Jane Usher

SHARNA JAMADAR

SHARNA JAMADAR

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Shiyu Rachel Wang

RAELENE FORBES

RAELENE FORBES

Sonia Castañeda Rial

Sonia Castañeda Rial

Imogen Fraser

Imogen Fraser

NINA MCLEAN

NINA MCLEAN

KIRI BEILBY

KIRI BEILBY

LEE CONSTABLE

LEE CONSTABLE

Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

Jennifer Verduin

Jennifer Verduin

LAURA WELLS

LAURA WELLS

HELEN CORNEY

HELEN CORNEY

Rachel Cameron

Rachel Cameron

LILY BROWN

LILY BROWN

Becky Schnekser

Becky Schnekser

ROSHNI SHARMA

HELEN MURPHY

HELEN MURPHY

Emma Church

Emma Church

CATE SINCLAIR

CATE SINCLAIR

LAURA TROTTA

LAURA TROTTA

MATILDA MACKAY-SIM

MATILDA MACKAY-SIM

PHILIPPA WRIGHT

PHILIPPA WRIGHT

DANIELLE MEDEK

DANIELLE MEDEK

HINEMOA ELDER

HINEMOA ELDER

MELISSA HART

MELISSA HART

CRISTINA VENABLES

CRISTINA VENABLES

TRACEY GRAY

TRACEY GRAY

MICHELE JOHN

MICHELE JOHN

JESSICA REEVES

JESSICA REEVES

Alessia Sgobba

Alessia Sgobba

SOPHIE ADAMS

SOPHIE ADAMS

ANITA GOH

ANITA GOH

REBECCA DOYLE

REBECCA DOYLE

CAROL DEVINE

CAROL DEVINE

GHISLAINE PLATELL

GHISLAINE PLATELL

BRIANA WADE

BRIANA WADE

Linda Keyes

Linda Keyes

RACHEL BRENNAN

RACHEL BRENNAN

MARTINA MENDE

MARTINA MENDE

SARAH MCKAY

SARAH MCKAY

KATHRYN SCOTT

KATHRYN SCOTT

REBECCA SMYTH

REBECCA SMYTH

JOHANNA SPEIRS

JOHANNA SPEIRS

SAMANTHA CRIDLAND

SAMANTHA CRIDLAND

DEIRDRE COLLINS

DEIRDRE COLLINS

CATHY MOIR

CATHY MOIR

JENN LODER

JENN LODER

Catherine Wheller

Catherine Wheller

SHARON PFLEGER

SHARON PFLEGER

GINGER (YI-CHUN) YEH

GINGER (YI-CHUN) YEH

ANAIS PAGES

ANAIS PAGES

SYLVIA STRUCK

SYLVIA STRUCK

LEANNE EVERINGHAM

LEANNE EVERINGHAM

CHRISTINA (TINA) SCHROEDER

CHRISTINA (TINA) SCHROEDER

Cecilia Myers

Cecilia Myers

ELANOR HUNTINGTON

ELANOR HUNTINGTON

ROMY ZYNGIER

ROMY ZYNGIER

SAMANTHA GROVER

SAMANTHA GROVER

ASHTON GAINSFORD

ASHTON GAINSFORD

SAMANTHA REYNOLDS

SAMANTHA REYNOLDS

CAROL SILBERBERG

CAROL SILBERBERG

Dominique Wisniewski

Dominique Wisniewski

Thea Gessler

Thea Gessler

LIZ RICKMAN

LIZ RICKMAN

ROBYN LUCAS

ROBYN LUCAS

AMY EDWARDS

AMY EDWARDS

Erin Eastwood

Erin Eastwood

Saffron Bryant

Saffron Bryant

DEBORAH MUELLER

DEBORAH MUELLER

LAUREN SANDON

LAUREN SANDON

Carla Conejo González

Carla Conejo González

MARGARET BARBOUR

MARGARET BARBOUR

MIA UREM

MIA UREM

Mariana Blanco Bolaños

Mariana Blanco Bolaños

Alison Thieme

Alison Thieme

Karen Barton

Karen Barton

KATRINA SEALEY

KATRINA SEALEY

Marta Szulkin

Marta Szulkin

KIRSTEN LEE

KIRSTEN LEE

Kristy Winter

Kristy Winter

JUSTINE SHAW

JUSTINE SHAW

FERN HAMES

FERN HAMES

Gosia Korbas

Gosia Korbas

MEGAN OATEN

MEGAN OATEN

Theresa Löber

Theresa Löber

RUTH LUSCOMBE

RUTH LUSCOMBE

COLLEEN FITZPATRICK

COLLEEN FITZPATRICK

Caroline Corrigan

Caroline Corrigan

HAYLEY YOUNG

HAYLEY YOUNG

Anindita Samsu

Anindita Samsu

FERN WICKSON

FERN WICKSON

Shuling Huang

Shuling Huang

NAT RAISBECK-BROWN

NAT RAISBECK-BROWN

MARIE CLARK

MARIE CLARK

PALLAVI PRATHIVADI

PALLAVI PRATHIVADI

JESSICA TODD

JESSICA TODD

SARAH JOHNS

SARAH JOHNS

REBECCA HANDCOCK

REBECCA HANDCOCK

Natasha Cherednichenko

Natasha Cherednichenko

Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond

NILAM PATEL

NILAM PATEL

Sally Gordon

Sally Gordon

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

Nad E Kattan

Nad E Kattan

Bridget Myers

Bridget Myers

Jara Martinez Sanchez

Jara Martinez Sanchez

Alison Peel

Alison Peel

Katie Serjeantson

Katie Serjeantson

MELISSA WHITE

MELISSA WHITE

Nicola Waldron

Nicola Waldron

Johanna Johnson

Johanna Johnson

MITA BRIERLEY

MITA BRIERLEY

AIMEE BLISS

AIMEE BLISS

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

AMELIA SELLARS

AMELIA SELLARS

RENATE EGAN

RENATE EGAN

KIRSTEN MACLEAN

KIRSTEN MACLEAN

CARA DOHERTY

CARA DOHERTY

YING ZHANG

YING ZHANG

KRISTANNE ANDERSEN

KRISTANNE ANDERSEN

LINH DO

LINH DO

RACHELLE BALEZ

RACHELLE BALEZ

Emily Kerr

Emily Kerr

DAISY HESSENBERGER

DAISY HESSENBERGER

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

Sue Mills

Sue Mills

Jacqueline Madsen

Jacqueline Madsen

SAMANTHA NIXON

SAMANTHA NIXON

TAMANTHA STUTCHBURY

TAMANTHA STUTCHBURY

SHARON DAVIS

SHARON DAVIS

Martina Sanderson-Smith

Martina Sanderson-Smith

ELLEN ANDERSON

ELLEN ANDERSON

KATHLEEN PATRICK

KATHLEEN PATRICK

SALLIE PEARSON

SALLIE PEARSON

ARIA AHMED-COX

ARIA AHMED-COX

AMANDA SINCLAIR

AMANDA SINCLAIR

Marina Campos

Marina Campos

Céline Valéry

Céline Valéry

KAREN HAWKE

KAREN HAWKE

CHARLIE HINDLE

CHARLIE HINDLE

Misty Dawn Thorose

Misty Dawn Thorose

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Florence Cotel

Florence Cotel

Sam Newstead

Sam Newstead

ANDREA ROBINSON

ANDREA ROBINSON

NICOLE FETCHET

NICOLE FETCHET

MARISSA PARROTT

MARISSA PARROTT

ANNIE GEORGINA LANGSTON-COX

ANNIE GEORGINA LANGSTON-COX

HOLLY NORTH

HOLLY NORTH

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

Kathryn Michie

Kathryn Michie

PALOMA CORVALAN

PALOMA CORVALAN

AMELIA TANDY

AMELIA TANDY

COLLEEN FILIPPA

COLLEEN FILIPPA

Stella Paffenholz

Stella Paffenholz

BERNIE-ANNE FREEMAN

BERNIE-ANNE FREEMAN

JOANNA SUMNER

JOANNA SUMNER

NATASHA WRIGHT

NATASHA WRIGHT

Susan McDonald

Susan McDonald

BRIONY ANKOR

BRIONY ANKOR

Marina Alexander

Marina Alexander

Gretel Major

Gretel Major

JANE CUNNEEN

JANE CUNNEEN

DEBORAH BOWER

DEBORAH BOWER

Louise Carroll

Louise Carroll

JANA SCHNIETE

JANA SCHNIETE

Abbie Norrish

Abbie Norrish

TANYA VAUTIER

TANYA VAUTIER

MICHELLE DESHONG

MICHELLE DESHONG

KATE CLARKE

KATE CLARKE

SARAH ANDERSON

SARAH ANDERSON

Izzy Gavel

Izzy Gavel

JUSTINE BARRETT

JUSTINE BARRETT

Noa Sher

Noa Sher

RACHEL ZOMBOR

RACHEL ZOMBOR

Caitlin Cherryh

Caitlin Cherryh

Ros Green

Ros Green

NAOMI TUCKER

NAOMI TUCKER

LOUISE KELLY-HOPE

LOUISE KELLY-HOPE

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Kirsty Robinson

Kirsty Robinson

Kaylee Prince

Kaylee Prince

SIOBHAN HEATWOLE

SIOBHAN HEATWOLE

MARY MCMILLAN

MARY MCMILLAN

KAREN JOYCE

KAREN JOYCE

Françoise Amélineau

Françoise Amélineau

KATE MACMASTER

KATE MACMASTER

ELEANOR BRUCE

ELEANOR BRUCE

Megan McGrice

Megan McGrice

JAS CHAMBERS

JAS CHAMBERS

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

SARAH LUCAS

SARAH LUCAS

Holly Godden

Holly Godden

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

NICOLE WEBSTER

NICOLE WEBSTER

BELINDA FAIRBROTHER

BELINDA FAIRBROTHER

JULIA MAY

JULIA MAY

SARAH HANIEH

SARAH HANIEH

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

MELTEM BAYRAK

MELTEM BAYRAK

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

DEBORAH O’CONNELL

DEBORAH O’CONNELL

Julie Labau

Julie Labau

STEPH GARDNER

STEPH GARDNER

NATALIE MEIKLEJOHN

NATALIE MEIKLEJOHN

AMANDA LEWIS

AMANDA LEWIS

Katri Harmoinen

Katri Harmoinen

MONICA GREEN

MONICA GREEN

ANISHA HUMPHREYS

ANISHA HUMPHREYS

HANNAH CAMPBELL

HANNAH CAMPBELL

BETH STRAIN

BETH STRAIN

SARAH BROUGH

SARAH BROUGH

GILLIAN STARLING

GILLIAN STARLING

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

CLOTHILDE LANGLAIS

CLOTHILDE LANGLAIS

Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

MELISSA CANO

MELISSA CANO

ALEXANDRA JONES

ALEXANDRA JONES

SARAH CHARNAUD

SARAH CHARNAUD

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

JAZMIN DANIELLS

JAZMIN DANIELLS

NICOLE HELLESSEY

NICOLE HELLESSEY

Kathryn Whittey

Kathryn Whittey

APARNA LAL

APARNA LAL

SOFIA OISETH

SOFIA OISETH

MIA CERFONTEYN

MIA CERFONTEYN

ELAINE HUBER

ELAINE HUBER

LISA MILLS

LISA MILLS

KELSIE CLARKE

KELSIE CLARKE

MELINDA FITZGERALD

MELINDA FITZGERALD

Stella Leonardi

Stella Leonardi

LETIZIA SAMMUT

LETIZIA SAMMUT

Eva Sirantoine

Eva Sirantoine

JAY GOMBOSO

JAY GOMBOSO

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

MERRYN MCKINNON

MERRYN MCKINNON

HEIDI PASS

HEIDI PASS

Tali Mass

Tali Mass

KAREN AITKEN

KAREN AITKEN

Kirsten Colston

Kirsten Colston

SAMANTHA HALL

SAMANTHA HALL

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

ELISABETH (LIZ) DESCHASEAUX

ELISABETH (LIZ) DESCHASEAUX

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos

Fiona Melvin

Fiona Melvin

SANDRA KERBLER

SANDRA KERBLER

AMANDA HENSLEY

AMANDA HENSLEY

María Jesús Rapanague

María Jesús Rapanague

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

Elizabeth Znidersic

Elizabeth Znidersic

TRISTY FAIRFIELD

TRISTY FAIRFIELD

Judith Schinabeck

Judith Schinabeck

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

DANIELLE SKROPETA

DANIELLE SKROPETA

MARY-ELLEN FEENEY

MARY-ELLEN FEENEY

CHRISTINA KIRSCH

CHRISTINA KIRSCH

JODI SALMOND

JODI SALMOND

Rachael Dudaniec

Rachael Dudaniec

JAZMIN DANIELLS

JAZMIN DANIELLS

ALICE RUHWEZA

ALICE RUHWEZA

KIARA CROOK

KIARA CROOK

JILL SEWELL

JILL SEWELL

Annabel Dominguez

Annabel Dominguez

Virginia Corrigan

Virginia Corrigan

FABIAN DATTNER

FABIAN DATTNER

JESSICA KRETZMANN

JESSICA KRETZMANN

Angeliki Diane Rigos

Angeliki Diane Rigos

SUSAN SCOTT

SUSAN SCOTT

SEONA MEHARG

SEONA MEHARG

RACHEL SHEFFIELD

RACHEL SHEFFIELD

THERESE O’BRIEN

THERESE O’BRIEN

ERICA DONNER

ERICA DONNER

Catherine Nielsen

Catherine Nielsen

Jess Onie

Jess Onie

MARY-ANNE LEA

MARY-ANNE LEA

Erinne Stirling

Erinne Stirling

MADELINE MITCHELL

MADELINE MITCHELL

EMMA KENNEDY

EMMA KENNEDY

Eveline Staub

Eveline Staub

KAREN JOHNS

KAREN JOHNS

Irene Tierney

Irene Tierney

AMANDA DAVIES

AMANDA DAVIES

MARY SEDDON

MARY SEDDON

CAROLYN HOGG

CAROLYN HOGG

PAOLA MAGNI

PAOLA MAGNI

Alexandra Deprez

Alexandra Deprez

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

CHARLOTTE CONN

CHARLOTTE CONN

JEN MARTIN

JEN MARTIN

HARRIET TEARE

HARRIET TEARE

PATRICIA MENENDEZ

PATRICIA MENENDEZ

JUSTINE SMITH

JUSTINE SMITH

CASSANDRA BERRY

CASSANDRA BERRY

GEORGIA WARD-FEAR

GEORGIA WARD-FEAR

Sue Bestow

Sue Bestow

ANIKA MOLESWORTH

ANIKA MOLESWORTH

ANTHEA NICHOLLS

ANTHEA NICHOLLS

Emily Cross

Emily Cross

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