Dr Mitchell Sullivan
Dr Mitchell Anthony Sullivan is a Mater Research McGuckin Early Career Fellow, working Prof. Josephine Forbes’s Glycation and Diabetes Complications research group. With a keen interest in the role of the blood-sugar storage molecule glycogen in health and disease, Mitchell has used the techniques he developed in his PhD, supervised by Prof. Robert Gilbert, to examine the important role this molecule has in diseases such as diabetes, Lafora disease and Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease. Currently he is extending this research into the field of diabetic kidney disease, combining the skills and knowledge he obtained in a 2-year postdoctoral position in Toronto with Prof. Berge Minassian, with the kidney expertise of Prof. Forbes. Mitchell has been appointed as a Mater Research Career Track Fellow, a program designed to support the transition from early career postdoctoral researcher to group leader.