Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine): The University of Melbourne: Australia
Honours Degree (First Class): The University of Melbourne: Australia
Bachelor of Science: The University of Melbourne: Australia
Dr Jan Fullerton is a Senior Research Scientist at NeuRA and a Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW.
She completed her PhD in human genetics at The University of Melbourne in 2001. Dr Fullerton completed five years postdoctoral training at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford (UK), where she developed her career interest in psychiatric genetics and complex trait analysis. Here she studied the genetic contributors to personality, depression and anxiety in both humans and mice.
Dr Fullerton returned to Australia in 2006 on a NHMRC Howard Florey Fellowship, which allowed her to join NeuRA to study the genetics of major mental illnesses, with a particular focus on bipolar disorder. In 2013, Dr Fullerton was promoted to Group Leader at NeuRA, where she heads a number of projects in gene discovery using the latest genomics technologies, as well as projects examining the role of specific genes in risk of major psychiatric conditions.
2014 Dean’s Rising Star Award, UNSW: “Significant contribution to research”.
2013 UNSW Silver star award CIA: J Fullerton, CIB: PR Schofield
2012 UNSW Gold star award CIA: J Fullerton, CIB: PR Schofield, CIC: JA Donald, CID: PB Mitchell
2010 UNSW Gold star award CIA: J Fullerton, CIB: PR Schofield, CIC: JA Donald, CID: PB Mitchell
2007 - 2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Award awarded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, New York, USA (US$60,000). CI: J Fullerton, Sponsor: PR Schofield
2007 Brain Sciences UNSW 2007 Symposium Post-doctoral “Best Poster Award” awarded to J Fullerton
2005 – 2007 Howard Florey Centenary Research Fellowship awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. Grant #: 325643. CI: J Fullerton, Sponsor: PR Schofield
In the last 5 years FTE (2014-2020) I have secured $7.55m in research funding/awards as a CI, of which $3.3m was category 1 and $5.5m was as CIA.
2020-2022 NHMRC Medical Research Futures Fund - Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative - Mental Health Pharmacogenomics APP1200428 "A multifaceted approach to the pharmacogenomic signatures of bipolar disorder for improving treatment outcomes" CIs: Fullerton, Green, Schofield, Toma; AIs: O'Donnell, Mitchell. Budget: $1,009,678
2019-2020 UNSW Mindgardens Neuroscience Network Alliance “Bipolar 45 and Up Study: clinical course and long-term health outcomes of people with BD using electronic health record data” Budget: $300,000
2019 NSW Health Biospecimen Collection Grant. 45 and Up Bipolar Study (EOI submitted 31 August 2018, invited for full application which was submitted 9 Dec 2018). Budget: $100,000
2017 NSW Health Office of Health and Medical Research - Sydney Collaborative Genomics “Genetic contributors, clinical course and pharmacogenomics of Bipolar Disorder using data linkage in NSW” CIs: Fullerton, Mitchell, Schofield, Havard, Toma, Maryanne O’Donnell. AIs: Green. ($2,460,000)
2017 NAB Foundation “Stronger Minds” grant “Identification of mutant genes that contribute to bipolar disorder” CIs: A Cooper, JM Fullerton ($100,000)
2016 MLC Community Foundation "Whole Genome Sequencing of families with mental illness: 9 nuclear families with bipolar disorder". CI: A Cooper, Collaborator: JM Fullerton ($70,000)
2014-2017 NHMRC project grant APP1063960 “Unravelling the genetic causes of bipolar disorder: lessons from rare but highly penetrant variants in very heritable forms of illness” CIA: JM Fullerton, CIB: PR Schofield ($684,890)
2014-2017 NHMRC project grant APP1066177 “The biology of risk for bipolar disorder: genetic effects in a high-risk longitudinal study” CIA: JM Fullerton, CIB: R Lenroot, CIC: JI Nurnberger Jr ($833,835)