I graduated with a PhD in chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1995. I spent a year as a Postdoc at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, then worked as a medicinal chemist for GlaxoSmithKline in Cape Town, South Africa.
I joined Austin Health in 1998 as a radiochemist. Initially, I did a lot of carbon-11 work and established the procedure for the first C-11 PIB scan in Australia. I have extensive experience in performing first-in-human studies with neuroscience and oncology tracers labelled with C-11, F-18 and Zr-89. My main research interests are in synthesis automation, labelling of peptides ad antibodies as well as hypoxia.