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Chris Pettigrew, Director of Research Investment

Chris completed his PhD on the alternative splicing of breast cancer susceptibility genes at the University of Queensland. His research career took him to Ireland and then to Boston in the United States, and extended to prostate cancer, retinal degeneration and muscular dystrophy. Leaving the laboratory, Chris became editor of the academic journal “Trends in Molecular Medicine”. In 2015, Chris returned to Australia and joined the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research as Senior Research Policy Officer, and was promoted to the role of Deputy Director in May 2016. He has been the Director of Research Investment at NBCF since December 2017.