Karla Cardenas Gomez
Master of Food Science, The University of Melbourne, 2014; Bachelor of Microbiology, Universidad de Los Andes - Columbia, 2009
After completing her studies in microbiology, Karla was a recipient of the Credit- Grant Program (Programa Credito Beca PCB) of COLFUTURO, a Colombian non-profit organization that finances post-graduate studies overseas for Colombian citizens with academic excellence.
In 2013, Karla moved to Australia to complete a Master’s in Food Science at the University of Melbourne.
Since completing her Masters, Karla has worked in a wide range of laboratories, including quality control, research, and biosecurity.
Karla is the Laboratory Supervisor at the Ramaciotti Regional and Remote Health Sciences Training Centre (Menzies-Ramaciotti Centre) based in Darwin, Northern Territory. Her role is to train and mentor regional and remote youth in laboratory techniques to facilitate their career progression in biomedical and health sciences.
Menzies Indigenous project assistant, Jahdai Vigona talks about why it is important for more young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men to enter the health workforce.
The new Ramaciotti Regional and Remote Health Sciences Training Centre will provide a pathway in the health sector for young NT residents.
A new training centre aimed at developing a sustainable, local biomedical and health sciences workforce has been launched at Menzies School of Health Research.
SMALL acts of charity and an AFL legend from the Territory have played a crucial role in raising $300,000 for five new traineeships at a cutting-edge research centre in Darwin.
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Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her Menzies team are using the 2019 biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award to establish a sustainable centre for excellence focussing on biomedical career entry and progression for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
View a short film of the 2019 Ramaciotti BioMedical Research Award recipients.
The biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million, has been granted to a biomedical research team at the Menzies School of Health Research, based in Darwin.
Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her team at Menzies have been awarded the biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million.
- Piggott, M.P., Tadle, F.P.J., Patel, S., Cardenas Gomez, K. & Thistleton, B. (2021). Corn-strain or rice-strain? Detection of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in northern Australia. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science,41, 2607-2615. DOI:10.1007/s42690-021-00441-7