Hunter IVF, HMRI, IVF Australia
Bachelor of Biomedical Science, 2006
Open Foundation Certificate, 2002
From the world of ballet to the world of biomedical science, Jane Read has had a unique career path. At the age of 30, Jane retired from her position in the Australian Ballet where she performed for 10 years. In her time there, she reached the rank of Senior Artist.
“I have been privileged to have danced with the most talented of the world’s dancers and ballet companies, in all the destinations the world of ballet has to offer. It was a fantastic career while it lasted but eventually I felt it was time to move on, especially as I had been lucky enough to dance all the principle roles every little girl dreams of.”
Jane completed the six month Open Foundation course and was accepted into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree.After graduating Jane was offered the opportunity to work with Laureate Professor R. John Aitken at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development of Biological Sciences. In conjunction with Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), IVF Australia (IVFA) and Hunter IVF (HIVF), she is currently researching the effects of oxidative DNA damage in human sperm on fertility.