The FAST Australia Scientific Advisory Board was established to provide professional advice on current and future scientific programs; ensuring they are both beneficial and relevant to our goals.  Members of the FAST Australia Scientific Advisory Board generously volunteer their time and expertise. ..awetgawehgweha

Randal Moldrich, PhD  (Chairperson) Honorary Fellow,

UQ Centre for Clinical Research,
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The University of QueenslandSpecialties: Primary tissue culture, Neural stem cell culture assays, Cell transfection, Immunohistochemistry, Western blot, qPCR, Animal models of epilepsy, Diffusion magnetic resonance Imaging, Epigenetics
Interests: Paediatric neurology

Dr Felicity Williams

Staff Specilaist Paediatrician at The Canberra Hospital 

Specialties: General Paediatrics including neurodevelopmental disorders, infant health and child protection.  

Felicity's eldest son has Angelman syndrome.

Helen (Honey) Heussler Associate Professor, Medical Director of Child Development at the Lady Cilento Children’ s Hospital

Specialties: Developmental and behavioural paediatrician with dual qualification in sleep medicine, Interests: behavioural phenotypes, genetics, sleep, child development



Joel Mackay  Professor, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Chair Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology Cluster. School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

Speciailities: Biochemistry, Structural and Molecular Biology, Mechanisms of gene regulation.



Edwin Weeber PhD Associate Professor Director Murine Neurobehavior Laboratory University of South Florida

Specialties: Learning and Memory, Synaptic Plasticity


Mark Naunton PhD Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Mark is the Course Convenor for the Master of Pharmacy at the University of Canberra and Editorial board member for Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Specialities: Academic, locum, managing, and consultant pharmacy. Medication review. Medication management of complex patients including  neurology (in particular epilepsy/seizures and Parkinson’s disease).


Jessica Banko PhD , Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Center at University of South Florida

Specialties: Neuroscience, Translational Research, Synaptic Plasticity, Learning and Memory, Alzhiemer's Disease











Inspired by the mission and energy of FAST in the United States and driven by the lack of research and understanding into Angelman Syndrome in Australia, FAST Australia launched in October 2010. Our combined energies create powerful force in the search for a therapeutic to treat Angelman Syndrome.



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