Mr. Andrew Gia
Mr Gia is a research assistant at the MRC. A recent graduate from the University of Sydney with a first class honours in Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Andrew has extensive experience in microbiology as well as cell and molecular biology. His Honours thesis involved optimising CRISPR/Cas9 system for vaccinia virus genome editing. In addition to assisting the MRC team, he is optimising standardised sample collection and storage protocols to facilitate high quality, reproducible microbiome downstream analysis. He has a keen interest in the role of the microbiome in neuroscience and mental health. He aims to use the microbiome to better understand the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.