Maddie is a current PhD candidate, and is based at the Wollongong node of the CCeMMP. They began their tertiary education with an undergraduate degree in Science, majoring in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Wollongong. Maddie lives with multiple chronic illnesses, resulting in chronic pain, and is passionate about research into chronic pain.
Maddie’s research focuses on characterising the structure and function of the GABAB receptor when bound to Vc1.1, as a potential therapeutic for chronic visceral pain. They also perform functional studies, using electrophysiology and TRUPATH assays, to determine the effect of Vc1.1 binding to GABAB receptor on N-type calcium channels in the presence and absence of certain G-proteins.