2021 Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women Award

Congratulations to Dr Maria Di Biase for being one of the recipients of the Melbourne Medical School's Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women offered biennially.

Dr Di Biase is a clinical neuroscientist with a strong interest in translational psychiatry research. She currently holds an NHMRC Investigator Grant and heads the diffusion imaging stream of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study.

Dr Di Biase is an early career research fellow whose primary research interest is in understanding neurobiological factors that underpin schizophrenia. After completing postdoctoral training abroad, she has recently returned to Australia to launch her own research program at the University of Melbourne focusing on neuroimaging and stem cell modelling for profiling and prognosis in schizophrenia. The grant will allow Dr Di Biase to translate lab-based discoveries into clinical care for patients with schizophrenia, and develop her leadership capacity through individualised training.