Sharlynn was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) double majoring in Psychology and Molecular Biology and Genetics from The University of Sydney in 2016. The following year, they investigated the role of Hedgehog-related genes in neuronal development in Caenorhabditis elegans under the supervision of Dr Hannah Nicholas at The University of Sydney and was awarded a first-class Honours. In 2018, Sharlynn began a Master of Research with Prof Ian Blair at the Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research and under the supervision of Dr Shu Yang. During the program, Sharlynn performed in vitro assays to determine the potential pathogenicity of ALS candidate variants. Under the guidance of associate supervisor Dr Albert Lee, Sharlynn also dabbled in proteomics to investigate whether any neurodegeneration-related pathways are affected by these candidate variants. Sharlynn is currently a PhD candidate they will continue to elucidate the pathogenicity of ALS candidate variants.