Dr Rowena Martin

Dr. Rowena Martin carried out her PhD in the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ANU, taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding membrane transport in the malaria parasite. Her work spans the fields of cell physiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. In 2005 she took up a postdoc position at the ANU to pursue work she had initiated during her PhD on drug resistance in the malaria parasite and was awarded the 2007 Early Career Researcher Award of the ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology for this research. She has received a NHMRC Early Career Biomedical Fellowship (undertaken 2009-2012 at the University of Melbourne's School of Botany and ANU's Research School of Biology) and a NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellowship (2013-16 at ANU's Research School of Biology). In 2010 she was awarded the inaugural Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Early Career Research, a L’Oréal Australia For Women In Science Fellowship [YouTube], and an ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Award.