Corey Giles is a research scientist at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia) within the Metabolomics Laboratory, run by Professor Peter Meikle. His research interests are focused on understanding the associations of circulating lipids with chronic diseases – such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Utilising high-throughput lipidomic methodologies, Corey aims to profile tens of thousands of human plasma samples from population cohorts. Using novel techniques, such as Mendelian Randomization, it is Corey’s desire to define lipid species causally associated with disease aetiology and progression.
Prior to his commencement at the Baker Institute, Corey worked with the Cerebrovascular Physiology group at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Corey’s PhD explored the regulation of cerebral lipid metabolism through uptake and metabolism of circulating lipids. Within this diverse laboratory, Corey developed an interest in statistics, mathematical modelling, computer programming and machine (deep) learning. Since this time, he has continued with this passion, developing applications and novel algorithms to accelerate lipidomics research.