Dr Kylie Munyard
- Vascular and metabolic disorders
Kylie has two main research loves – molecular genetics and bioinformatics – both of which she contributes to CHIRI’s studies across a range of age-associated diseases and disorders.
To put Kylie’s two very complex fields of interest simply, she studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level to uncover their role in disease, as well as using a field of science that combines biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics and statistics to source, analyse and interpret biological data.
Kylie has recently contributed her expertise to our diabetes research on the use of virus-like particles as a native membrane model to study the interaction of insulin with the insulin receptor; and a review of the importance of immune responses in luminal B breast cancer.
Kylie also brings agricultural insights to our research, having started her career in biology and veterinary biology before applying her skills to age-related diseases with CHIRI.
Research interests – molecular genetics and genomics, including transcriptomics and chromatin conformation; bioinformatics.