Industries:  Chemical, Life Sciences

Bryan spent eight years in cutting-edge translational research. His diverse experience spans recording electrical nanocurrents from a single brain cell to drafting randomized clinical trial protocols. In 2016, he was made a Churchill Fellow (CF) for his outstanding achievements in the biomedical field.

While working in the lab, Bryan realised the value in protecting intellectual property.  He believes the benefits of IP protection ensure that his clients’ research reaches the market.

Initially at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health and then at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, his passion has been driven by a simple phrase – “from bench to bedside” – namely, how can we advance laboratory findings to tangible products that can improve (or save) patients’ lives?

Bryan completed his PhD in Neuroscience studying childhood genetic epilepsies, identifying a distinct disease pathway and a potential novel treatment for Dravet syndrome. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Hudson Institute, studying the use of amnion stem cells to reduce inflammatory-induced brain injury, in disorders of infancy such as cerebral palsy. His work has been published in highly prestigious journals ranked top of their field, including Brain and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Bryan utilizes his unique blend of scientific and clinical training to seek transformative and translational breakthroughs for his clients in the role of Trainee Attorney.

Expertise
  • Stem cells
  • Clinical trials
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Maternal and perinatal health
  • Inflammation and immunology
  • Nanoparticle trafficking and tracking
EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in pharmaceutical screening and on-chip diagnostics in epilepsy, culminating in new genetic screening tests and clinical trials
  • One of the youngest recipients of a prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship. In 2016, he undertook his Fellowship at the Detroit Medical Centre to study the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy.
  • Post-doctoral experience in maternal and infant health. Lead researcher and recipient of a Cerebral Palsy Alliance project grant from 2015-17 studying the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy
  • Three-time winner of the young investigator award at the Australian Society of Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting (2015-17).
  • Awarded the Harold Mitchell Travel Fellowship in 2013, enabling promising young medical scientists to travel overseas and present at seminal conferences, and to receive mentoring and support from leading medical specialists.
QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Biomedical Science, The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Melbourne

PhD (Neuroscience), The University of Melbourne

MEMBERSHIPS

Student member of The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

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Beyond the Desk

Bryan’s love for coffee extends beyond office hours, and he operates under the pseudonym Brunch Bryan (@brunch.bryan) over the weekends. He has collaborated and worked with café and restaurant owners, businesses and social media managers across Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, and can often be found on the weekend browsing a local neighbourhood café.

Bryan also maintains a keen interest in the start-up community, having attended numerous entrepreneur-run events across Melbourne, including participating in the 3-Day Startup competition. Bryan also indulges in the occasional indoor soccer game and (even more occasionally) the annual Run Melbourne 10KM.