Josh completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne in 2012, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During his time as an undergraduate, Josh spent 1 year on exchange at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, supported by a Melbourne Global Grant. Upon returning to Australia, Josh completed a summer mini-project under the supervision of Dr Shayne Bellingham and Professor Andy Hill at the Bio21 Institute, which was directed towards identifying microRNA expression in prion infected exosomes. Following completion of his undergraduate degree, Josh undertook an honours project at Monash University and CSIRO under the supervision of Associate Professor Andrew Laslett and Carmel O’Brien, where he was first exposed to flow cytometry. His project was to determine the capacity for a new set of antibody markers to isolate and enrich for populations of pluripotent stem cells, making extensive use of flow cytometry.
After completing honours Josh has commenced the next stage of his career in science working at the Stem Cells Australia Flow Cytometry Facility.