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Meet the Student: Adam

Student News
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:30pm
Adam is completing his PhD at Murdoch Children's, working to improve the lives of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Adam Piers

PhD Student, Muscular Dystrophy group         

A bit about my research
My PhD investigates how changing the environment around muscle cells affects their growth, metabolism and susceptibility to disease. I am particularly focused on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and whether genetic manipulation of the proteins surrounding the muscle can offer therapeutic benefits.

Why I chose to study at Murdoch Children's
I completed my degree and honours in Western Australia, before training in the UK for three years. I knew wanted to come back to Australia for my PhD, but wasn’t sure where, so I flew back to research a few spots. After meeting my current supervisors and walking around the Murdoch Children's I was sold; the facilities, ease of collaboration and large student group really make it stand apart.

Highlights of my time at Murdoch Children's so far
The highlights of my time at Murdoch Children's have definitely been the conference trips. During my time I’ve been lucky enough to receive awards for travel to Amsterdam, Chicago and Singapore to present my results.

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