Felicia Schlotthauer

PhD Candidate, Burnet Institute

I am a PhD candidate in my second year. My research focuses on supporting the development of a Hepatitis C vaccine. I am inspired by the complexity and diversity of my work. There are so many different approaches to better understanding viruses and vaccine development.

The current era of biomedicine is getting ready for the next leap. In my field of study there is a continuous challenge ahead to not only develop vaccines against viruses that have been with us for a long time, but to also be prepared to develop vaccines against emerging infections.

One piece of advice I would give to my younger self would be to not be so serious. We all grow up too fast.

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