Professor Melanie Bahlo

Professor Melanie Bahlo


Theme Leader and Laboratory Head
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Elected in 2020
Citation on election

Professor Melanie Bahlo is a cross-disciplinary researcher at the intersection of statistics and genetics. She has developed innovative methods and software for genetic analysis, working closely with clinicians and geneticists to gain insights into complex genetics data. Her work has helped to understand the genetic architecture of several complex diseases, in particular the causes of neurogenic disorders, where her identification of ~20 novel genes has enabled genetic diagnosis of patients worldwide.

Professor Bahlo is the ‘Healthy Development and Ageing’ Theme Leader at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and winner of the AAS Moran Medal and the Genetics Society of Australia’s Ross Crozier medal.

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