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. 

Komal Patel
Komal Patel

Komal's Honours studies have provided many opportunities to develop her research skills.

Wil Lehman
Wil Lehmann

Honours student Wil is exploring how viruses take over host cells

Runyu Mao
Runyu Mao

Runyu's PhD project involves organic and protein chemistry.

Alexandra Gurzau
Anna Gabrielyan

Anna is supported by our International PhD Scholars Initiative.

Kaiseal Sarson-Lawrence
Kaiseal Sarson-Lawrence

PhD student Kaiseal explains why it's important for students to maintain work-life balance.

Simona Seizova
Simona Seizova

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

Jing Deng
Jing Deng

Jing's Honours studies are helped by access to advanced research technologies and our supportive and collaborative culture.  

Huon Wong
Huon Wong

Our supportive and collaborative culture helped Huon Wong decide to join our Honours program. 

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. 

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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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Dr Andrew Baldi

Andrew's clinician-PhD studies combine his interests in haematology and global health.

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. 

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
Dr Sarah Garner

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

Catia Pierotti
Catia Pierotti

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

Miles Horton
Miles Horton

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