Meet Julienne O’Rourke, a biochemist & molecular biologist investigating how DNA repairs itself!

Julienne uses biochemistry & molecular biology to understand how the cell recognises damaged DNA, and subsequently, repairs it – a process that goes wrong in cancer. After completing a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Pharmacology) at the University of Melbourne, Julienne joined the Genome Stability Unit at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research to complete her Ph.D. Between experiments, Julienne is the Chair of the 2017 EMBL Australia Postgraduate Symposium, a professional mentor at Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and is the digital communications coordinator for Melbourne Medical School.