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Julian Heng, Group Leader

Julian attained his Bachelor’s of Science from UWA and his PhD from the University of Melbourne, working at the Howard Florey Institute. He trained as a CJ Martin Fellow and then as an MRC Career Development Fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research (UK). In 2010, he established his independent laboratory at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute before relocating his research to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in August 2014. In 2017, he commenced with Curtin University as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience.  Julian is interested to understand how the brain is put together, and how we can apply this knowledge to give individuals the best start to life as well as to improve mental health as we age.

Jordan Rowlands, PhD 

Jordan is an outstanding young research scientist based at Curtin University, with a background in molecular biology and cell signalling. Jordan is investigating the molecular mechanisms through which TBCD and its disease-associated missense variants influence the metabolic homeostasis of neural cells. He hails from the best of the southern city suburbs of Perth, home to Luke Longley, Jebediah, and Bon Scott. When he is not in the lab, which is not often at all, he can be found in the gym, or having a meal break.