A/Prof Wendy Gold is a research and teaching academic in the School of Medical Sciences, FMH, The University of Sydney and head of the Molecular Neurobiology Research Group at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her training includes an honours degree in Genetics and a PhD in Medicine. Wendy successfully conducts a research program of interdisciplinary translational research spanning the fields of developmental biology, genetics, neurology, neuropathology, fundamental neuroscience, and pharmacology.
She has worked in the field of neurobiology for over 13 years and over the past decade she has contributed to the understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of many paediatric genetic disorders as well as examining potential novel therapies. Her research focusses predominantly on the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome, as well as gene therapies and translational medicine.