Jason has over 20 years of experience in research at a number of different institutes and most recently as an Associate Professor with the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. He is a Graduate of Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne; being particularly proud of his rich family history at CSU. He has spent time at the European Molecular Biology Laboratories in Rome and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Jason has had key project management roles in programs funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and Muscular Dystrophy Australia and has had significant involvement in collaborative projects with the Food Safety Centre within the School of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Tasmania. He currently sits on the committee of management, as Research Director, of the not for profit organisation Muscular Dystrophy Australia and has served on NHMRC Grant review Panels. At the University of Melbourne he has played a prominent role in the area of research ethics and integrity being on the Animal Ethics committee, as a Research Integrity Advisor and member of the Universities Research Ethics and Integrity Steering Committee.