Student profiles

Student profiles

More than 200 students work within our research teams tackling important questions in medical research.

Learn about the experiences and achievements of some of our current students and recent graduates. 

Roberto Bonelli
Roberto Bonelli

PhD student Roberto uses statistics to explore the stories behind the data in helping find treatments for a rare eye disease called macular telangiectasia. 

Casey Ah-Cann
Casey Ah-Cann

For her PhD research, Casey is searching for genes that are crucial for the earliest stages of lung development.

Joy Liu
Joy Liu

PhD student Joy has contributed to many aspects of Institute research through undergraduate placements, as a research assistant, and as an Honours student – for which she earnt the 2017 Colman Speed Medal. 

Simona Seizova
Simona Seizova

Find out why PhD student Simona believes Toxoplasma gondii is perhaps the world’s most successful parasite.

Rune Larsen
Rune Larsen

A PhD student from Denmark, Rune's research helps to understand how autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis develop.

Sarah Garner
Sarah Garner

Clinician PhD student Dr Sarah Garner is looking at how HIV hides itself in the body.

Miles Horton
Miles Horton

PhD student Miles is investigating how immune T cells function in the hope of one day developing immune-based therapies.

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Rebecca Delconte

Rebecca's PhD studies in cancer immunotherapy have allowed her to explore a range of research fields and develop broader skills.

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Alexandra Gurzau

Hear from Alexandra about her experiences as an Honours student undertaking epigenetics research in 2016.

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Daniel Cameron

Picchi Award winner Daniel's PhD research is improving the detection of the genetic changes that occur in cancer.

Dr Emma Nolan

A PhD student from New Zealand, Emma's research pinpointed a potential new approach to preventing breast cancer in at-risk women.

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Dr Michael Low

Michael is a haematologist undertaking clinician PhD training, investigating immune cell survival and how blood cancers arise.

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Dr Jason Brouwer

PhD graduate Jason not only made important research discoveries, but also pursued his commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation.

Catia Pierotti
Catia Pierotti

For her PhD studies, Catia is investigating how ‘necroptosis’, a form of cell death, is regulated. 

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Santini Subramaniam

As an Honours student, Santini investigated an urgently needed new test for malaria. 

Abebe Fola

PhD student Mr Abebe Fola is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by malaria.

 

PhD student Julia Marchingo has won a 2014 Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research.

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