Shyuan was the winner of the 2016 Queensland Women in STEM prize. She is the Scott Sullivan Motor Neurone Disease Research Fellow at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital and the University of Queensland. Before she had even started school, Shyuan had developed an immense interest and curiosity in discovery through adventure. This led her to pursue a career in Science. After completing her PhD in 2009, Shyuan developed a unique area of research that would allow her to discover treatments to save the ageing brain. Having now started her research laboratory at the age of 34, Shyuan's translational research program spans across The University of Queensland and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Through collaboration with national and international colleagues, and the wider community, Shyuan aims to deliver the discoveries of today that will lead to the treatments of tomorrow.