Future researchers in the making

Bachelor of Biomedicine students get real world experience in the lab.

Meet our students who have recently finished summer internships through the Vacation Scholarship in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

Lani, Tian and Alastair (pictured below with Professor Megan Munsie) are embarking on their Honours this year – and have just spent the summer vacation getting hands on experience in laboratories within the School of Biomedical Sciences. Working full time on research projects, under the supervision of a research group leader, they had the opportunity to work on designing, executing and the analysis of a series of experiments.

Meet Lani Li

Lani enjoyed learning about developmental biology and neurophysiology during her Bachelor of Biomedicine and was curious about working in a research lab.

“Science has always fascinated me! I think I’m a pretty inquisitive person, I’m always eager to learn more about how the world works” says Lani.

She completed a summer project with the Stamp & Hao Lab, investigating the link between enteric neurons and intestinal epithelial stem cells. During the project, she practiced techniques such as culturing intestinal organoids - dissecting tissue and isolating intestinal stem cells to set up a culture system and grow them into a mini developmental model of the gut.

“I learnt a lot in the lab during the project...under the supervision of Lincon Stamp and Marlene Hao...they were fantastic” Lani says.

Lani is now starting her Honours year in the Stamp-Hao Laboratory.

Centre for Stem Cell Systems

A number of students across Biomedicine, Science and Engineering joined the Centre for Stem Cell Systems in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience for their summer internships.

Read more here.

About the Anatomy & Neuroscience Vacation Scholarship

Applications for the vacation scholarship are open to current undergraduate students and are considered during the last week of Semester 1 and Semester 2. Work would normally be done over the mid year or summer vacation.

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