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EDUCATION

CURTIN UNIVERSITY

Doctor of Philosophy: Biomedical Science

2018 - Present

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Bachelor of Science (1st Class Hons): Neuroscience

2017

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Bachelor of Science: Neuroscience

2014 - 2016

WORK EXPERIENCE

VITALTRACE

Graduate Research Scientist

May 2021 - Present

VITALTRACE

PhD Researcher

March 2021 - April 2021

MASSIVE SCIENCE

Freelance Science Writer

2018 - 2019

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Undergraduate Tutor

2018

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

iPREP BIODESIGN PLACEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

March 2021

1ST PRIZE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD (SCIENTIFIC TALK)

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science Symposium

December 2020

MS RESEARCH AUSTRALIA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

2019 - 2022

PERRON INSTITUTE BYRON KAKULAS PRESTIGE SCHOLARSHIP

2018 - 2021

GEOFFREY BLEE PRIZE FOR NEUROSCIENCE

2018

AUSTRALASIAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

December 2017

NEUROTRAUMA RESEARCH PROGRAM STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

December 2017

COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

PERRON INSTITUTE FOR NEUROLOGICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

The Perron Institute Student Seminar Committee

2019 - 2020

PERTH SCIENCE FESTIVAL (SCITECH)

Perth Science Festival Youth Committee

2018

PUBLICATIONS

Damage Mechanisms to Oligodendrocytes and White Matter in Central Nervous System Injury: The Australian Context

Andrew Warnock*, Lillian M Toomey*, Alexander J Wright, Katherine Fisher, Yerim Won, Chidozie Anyaegbu, Melinda Fitzgerald

* denotes equal contribution

Journal of Neurotrauma 2020

Comparing modes of delivery of a combination of ion channel inhibitors for limiting secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve transection

Lillian M Toomey, Carole A Bartlett, Nikolas Gavriel, Terence McGonigle, Maimuna Majimbi, Gopana Gopalasingam, Jennifer Rodger, Melinda Fitzgerald

Scientific Reports 2019

The effects of a combination of ion channel inhibitors on pathology in a model of demyelinating disease

Gopana Gopalasingam, Carole A Bartlett, Terence McGonigle, Maimuna Majimbi, Andrew Warnock, Abbey Ford, Alexander Gough, Lillian M Toomey, Melinda Fitzgerald

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2019

Elucidating the inability of functionalized nanoparticles to cross the blood–brain barrier and target specific cells in vivo

Priya SR Naidu*, Nikolas Gavriel*, Chloe GG Gray*, Carole A Bartlett, Lillian M Toomey, Jessica A Kretzmann, Diana Patalwala, Terence McGonigle, Eleanor Denham, Charmaine Hee, Diwei Ho, Nicolas L Taylor, Marck Norret, Nicole M Smith, Sarah A Dunlop, K Swaminathan Iyer, Melinda Fitzgerald

* denotes equal contribution

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019

Comparison of ion channel inhibitor combinations for limiting secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve transection

Lillian M Toomey, Carole A Bartlett, Maimuna Majimbi, Gopana Gopalasingam, Jennifer Rodger, Melinda Fitzgerald

Experimental Brain Research 2019

Oligodendroglia are particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage after neurotrauma in vivo

Marcus K Giacci, Carole A Bartlett, Nicole M Smith, K Swaminathan Iyer, Lillian M Toomey, Haibo Jiang, Paul Guagliardo, Matt R Kilburn, Melinda Fitzgerald

Journal of Neuroscience 2018

Limiting oxidative stress following neurotrauma with a combination of ion channel inhibitors

Hannah R Milbourn*, Lillian M Toomey*, Nikolas Gavriel, Chloe GG Gray, Alexander H Gough, Brooke Fehily, Marcus K Giacci, Melinda Fitzgerald

* denotes equal contribution

Discovery Medicine 2017