The Sanfilippo Children's Foundation is delighted to announce a new addition to our esteemed Scientific Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Sarah Spencer (pictured left).
A developmental neuroscientist and neuroendocrinology researcher, Sarah is a principal research fellow at the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne.
As a scientist with a background in brain development, but not directly involved in Sanfilippo research, Assoc. Prof Spencer will contribute a new perspective on research strategies that will be of benefit for children with Sanfilippo.
"Children with Sanfilippo need an intervention now. Fundamental science seldom works with much urgency, and it’s easy to lose sight of the end goal of improving health when our day-to-day work is focused on disease mechanisms. For me, learning about children with Sanfilippo and their families has brought that sense of urgency to front and centre.”