Merilyn Sleigh on Ashley Dunn
  Merilyn Sleigh     Biography    
Recorded: 17 Jan 2003

All the other people there, there probably the people that I interacted with most. Ashley Dunn was there also and he was a very nice personality in the lab, a fantastic sense of humor and he was always sort of encouraging interactions and so on in the labs so he was really enjoyable. But I didn’t work directly with him so I didn’t perhaps know him at the time quite as well as some of the others.

Merilyn Sleigh is a pharmacologist, molecular biologist and dean in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of New South Wales. After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney in pharmacology and another PhD in molecular biology at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), she came to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to work under Joe Sambrook as a postdoctoral fellow researching the protein production of SV40. She returned to CSIRO, establishing one of the first laboratories in Australia using genetic engineering approaches to study influenza virus structure, evolution and gene regulation. She has become involved in developing the biotechnological industry in Australia. Sleigh is founding director of the Australian Biotechnology Association and is currently Chief Executive of EvoGenix, a start-up biotechnology company located in Australia.