Dr Rachel Burt

Role: Project Leader

Rachel Burt studied Science at the University of Melbourne and completed a PhD in Medical Biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2000. Rachel then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Neurogenetics laboratory at the Rockefeller University in New York. She has worked in teaching and supervision, published the results of her research in many respected publications and presented at conferences nationally and internationally.She is currently Group Leader at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Molecular Hearing Laboratory.

Previous to her current role, she was the Senior Research Officer in the division of Molecular Medicine at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The central goal of her research projects is to develop a better understanding of the genetics of complex diseases. In particular, Rachel is interested in the genetics of age-related and environmentally induced hearing loss.