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Dr Jemma Berry

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3498
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.505  

Jemma is a senior lecturer in Genetics in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SCH1133 Human Genetics
  • SCH2142 Forensic Genetics


Jemma has over 10 years of experience in the field of medical research, focusing mainly on studying the genetic basis of human disease. Her experience with high-throughput sequencing techniques also saw her involved in determining the draft Cane Toad genome sequence.

Awards and Recognition


  • 2016 ECU Learning and Teaching Conference Scholarship
  • 2015 ECUlture (presentation title = Teaching students the value of laboratory safety, both while studying and in the workforce)
  • 2016 Teaching and Learning Forum (presentation title = Teaching students the value of laboratory safety, both while studying and in the workforce)
  • 2016 The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (poster title = Introducing Authentic Research Experience at the Undergraduate Level)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Genetics of human disease, Melanoma


  • Bachelor of Biotechnology, Murdoch University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2004.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Walsh, JP., Berry, J., Liu, S., Panicker, V., Dayan, CM., Brix, TH., Hegedus, L., Hou, P., Shi, B., Morahan, G. (2011). The clinical presentation of autoimmune thyroid disease in men associated with IL12B genotype. Clinical Endocrinology, 74(4), 508-512.

Journal Articles

  • Morahan, G., McKinnon, E., Berry, J., Browning, B., Julier, C., Pociot, F., James, I. (2009). Evaluation of IL12B as a candidate type 1 diabete susceptibility gene using data from the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium. Genes and Immunity, 10(1), S64-S68.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health, Bloodmeal analysis of urban Western Australian mosquito species for improved public health outcomes
  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Is the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus in placental tissue associated with an increased risk of pre-eclampsia in a cohort of Western Australian pregnancies?
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