Director of Research & Alliance Management

Dr Michelle Zajac

Michelle joined CTx as Director of Research and Alliance Management in November 2017.  She is a results-driven operations, partnerships and project manager, with 10+ years of extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering high value business collaborations, programs and change and a passion for building strong, sustainable relationships and solutions that resolve critical business, operational and societal challenges.

Michelle worked at Biomedical Research Victoria for 6 years initially managing the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and later developing and implementing strategic initiatives and collaborations.  Prior to Biomedical Research Victoria, Michelle worked as a neuroscientist at the Florey Institute. She has a BA/BSc and a PhD in Neuroscience from The University of Melbourne.  As Director of Research and Alliance Management key responsibilities include managing industry alliances, research collaborations, external communications and the CRC education program.