Ms Katelyn Richards


RHD STUDENT – APA SCHOLARSHIP ON AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE PROJECTS
PROJECT: An analysis of systems that modify red blood cell (RBC) antigens and their role in RBC maturation, lifespan and disease resistance.

Katelyn graduated from UQ with a BE/BSc in 2013, where she majored in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Genetics. She completed her BSc(hons) with a specialisation in Biochemistry in 2014 and developed thermostable Cytochrome P450 enzymes for drug development.  Her research interests include, broadly, protein biochemistry, enzymology and recombinant expression systems. She recently started her PhD in partnership with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service where her research focuses on carbohydrate modification systems in mice and how these systems impact red blood cell surface antigens and their role in disease resistance. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys sewing, millinery, fashion design and regularly competes in Fashions on the Field events.

Qualifications

BE/BSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Genetics, University of Queensland.