Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Stacey Reinke received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta (Canada) where she investigated mitochondrial dysfunction in nematode and yeast model systems using NMR spectroscopy, under the supervision of Prof. Brian Sykes. Upon graduation she remained at the University of Alberta as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, moving into the area of clinical metabolomics, where she used metabolic profiling in conjunction with classical molecular biology approaches to investigate the complex role that mitochondrial dysfunction and hypoxia play in inflammation, specifically in neurological diseases. During this time, she worked alongside Dr. David Broadhurst to gain experience in statistics, experimental design, and computer programming. After receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship in 2014, Stacey moved to Sweden and joined the laboratory of Dr. Craig Wheelock at Karolinska Institutet. During this time, she applied mass spectrometry based metabolomics to investigate multi-factorial inflammatory diseases in large clinical cohorts. In 2016, Stacey moved to Perth, Australia to work at the Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory (under the direction of Dr. Robert Trengove) at Murdoch University. Stacey’s current research focuses on inflammatory and neonatal/childhood diseases.