Tara Sutherland

Tara is a research scientist with experience producing the silks at commercially viable scale and characterising silken materials. She led CSIROs discovery program for bio-manufactured advanced material templates.

Caitlin Johnston

Caitlin is a Postdoctoral fellow who has trained and worked in the field of protein biochemistry with a special interest in protein polymers. Her current project involves the utilization of CSIRO recombinant silk protein technology to design and produce novel materials.

Lyndall Briggs

Lyndall is a member of the Human Health Diagnostics team in CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. After completing a BSc (Hons) in 1994 at the Australian National University she went on to work at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology in London. She joined CSIRO in 2002 with a background of molecular, micro and cell biology.

Michelle Michie

Michelle joined CSIRO in 1993 and worked on a variety of different projects throughout the years. She brings her experience and diverse skill set to the silks team where she is focusing on developing commercial methods of silk protein production. Michelle is the one that works out what to do and how to do it at a practical level to keep the team on track, compliant with chemical and OGTR regulations, and with good humour.