Dr G.M. received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, studying thrombosis and renal disease, from Monash University, Australia. During a 25-year career as a biomedical research scientist in cell biology, she published over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews and book chapters. Specific scientific areas in which she has worked include: characterizing enteropathogenic E. coli, measuring autoimmune antibodies (ANCA), the cell biology of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF II)and binding protein-6 (IGFBP-6) in rhabdomyosarcoma, the regulation of fibrinolytic enzymes in cultured endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and glycation-induced cell signaling involving PIP5K, Na+K+ ATPase, endocytosis and macropinocytosis in diabetes. She is proficient in both UK and US English.