Our staff

The Centre is staffed by technical experts and talented researchers

Centre staff

Leadership

A/Prof Joseph Powell Head: Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics

A/Prof Joseph Powell

Director, Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics

Catia Moutinho

Dr Cátia Moutinho

Associate Director, Garvan-Weizmann Centre For Cellular Genomics

Support Team

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Deena Latham

Executive Assistant 

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Irene Jones

UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute Manager


Powell Lab

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Prof Joseph Powell

Director - Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics

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Dr Venessa Chin

Postdoctoral scientist (Cancer Research) and Medical Oncologist

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Dr Walter Musovic

Postdoctoral scientist (Cancer Research)

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Dr Nona Farbehi

Postdoctoral scientist (Stem Cells)

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Dr Jen Lim

PhD Student and Medical Oncologist (Cancer Research)

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Jose Alquicira

PhD Student (Immunology/Statistical Genetics)

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Dr Ashraf Zaman

Postdoctoral scientist (Cancer Research)

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Dr Daniel Wee

Postdoctoral scientist (Immunology/Statistical Genetics)

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Dr Drew Neavin

Postdoctoral scientist (Stem Cells)

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Dr Seyhan Yazar

Senior Postdoctoral scientist (Immunology/Statistical Genetics)

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Dr Angi Xue

Postdoctoral scientist (Immunology/Statistical Genetics)

Emily Holton

Emily Holton

PhD Student (Cancer Research)


Molecular Team

Dr Cátia Moutinho

Dr Cátia Moutinho

Team Leader 

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Chia-Ling Chan

Senior Developmental Molecular Scientist

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Ellie Spenceley

Immunology/Statistical Genetics Research Manager

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Karena Pryce

Biobank Data Manager

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Rachael Zekanovic

Cancer Research Manager

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Angela Murphy

Stem Cells Research Manager 

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Kellie Wise

Stem Cells Research Manager

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Madhavi Pandya

Research Assistant


Bioinformatics team

Anne Senabouth

Anne Senabouth

Team Leader

Dr Vikkitharan Gnanasambandapillai

Dr Vikkitharan Gnanasambandapillai

Bioinformatician

Himanshi Arora

Himanshi Arora

Bioinformatician


Faridani Group

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Dr Omid Fardani

Group Leader

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Dr Mehdi Rafeie

Postdoctoral scientist at UNSW

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Yun Cheah

Honour student at UNSW


Ballouz Group

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Dr Sara Ballouz

Group Leader, Gene Networks in Disease – Magid Fellow

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Dr Anna Liza Kretzschmar

Postdoctoral scientist

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Lachlan Gray

PhD Student


James Group

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Dr Kylie James

Group Leader, Gut-omics. Spinak Fellow


Visiting Scientists

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Dr Fabio Zanini

Visiting Senior Scientist

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James Favaloro

Visiting Scientist

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Keyi Jiang

Visiting PhD student

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Lieke Michielsen

Visiting PhD Student

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Dr Michael Sughrue

Visiting Scientist - Neurosurgeon

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Dr Quan Nguyen

Visiting Scientist

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Ran Zhang

Visiting Scientist

 Dr Sandy Pineda Gonzalez

Dr Sandy Pineda Gonzalez

Visiting Scientist

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Mr Sean Wilson

Visiting PhD Student

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Dr Stephen Wong

Honorary Research Fellow - Anatomical Pathologist (SVH)


GWCCG Facility

Dr Eric Lam

Dr Eric Lam

Facility Manager/Senior Flow Cytometrist

Dr Melissa Armstrong

Dr Melissa Armstrong

Flow Cytometrist

Hira Saeed

Hira Saeed

Flow Cytometrist

Dr Naushad Moti

Dr Naushad Moti

Developmental Flow Cytometrist

Dr Chia-Ling Chan

Dr Chia-Ling Chan

Senior Developmental Molecular Scientist

Dominik Kaczorowski

Dominik Kaczorowski

Head of Molecular

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Dr Uyen Nguyen

Molecular Scientist