Karla Cardenas Gomez

Research Assistant

Qualifications:

Master of Food Science, The University of Melbourne, 2014; Bachelor of Microbiology, Universidad de Los Andes - Columbia, 2009

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital

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.

  1. ABC News | Men's health

    ABC News | Men's health

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    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.

  2. Training centre to boost biomedical workforce

    Training centre to boost biomedical workforce

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    The new Ramaciotti Regional and Remote Health Sciences Training Centre will provide a pathway in the health sector for young NT residents.

  3. Media Release | Opportunities for the next generation of local scientists

    Media Release | Opportunities for the next generation of local scientists

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    A new training centre aimed at developing a sustainable, local biomedical and health sciences workforce has been launched at Menzies School of Health Research.

  4. NT News | $300k raised to assist in bridging gap

    NT News | $300k raised to assist in bridging gap

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    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.

  5. This 'Time Machine' is showing what the future holds - for your face

    This 'Time Machine' is showing what the future holds - for your face

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    NITV - Ever wondered how you'll look at 60? What if you're a smoker? This new app will show you the difference.

  6. CDU Origins Edition 1 2020 | Award secures future of NT biomedical services

    CDU Origins Edition 1 2020 | Award secures future of NT biomedical services

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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.

  7. 2019 Ramaciotti AWARD WINNER

    2019 Ramaciotti AWARD WINNER

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    View a short film of the 2019 Ramaciotti BioMedical Research Award recipients.

  8. Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

    Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

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    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.

  9. Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

    Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

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    Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her team at Menzies have been awarded the biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million.

  1. 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