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Vivienne completed a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 2021. She spent her Honours year working at the Centenary Institute in the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy laboratory, where she focused on improving the efficiency of AAV-mediated gene therapy. After pivoting to a different field and becoming a Research Assistant in a Biochemistry lab focusing on membrane protein crystallisation, she discovered that she loved research but that her passions lied in the field of precision medicine.

Vivienne is now a PhD student in the Stem Cell Medicine Group working on developing AAV-gene therapeutics for Usher1b/Usher1f using both inner ear and retinal organoids. Outside of studying, you will find Vivienne aerial dancing, learning French or crocheting with her cat.

Vivienne Kaiser

PhD Student