Dr. Keit Loi completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine in the School of Biomedical Sciences, followed by an Honours year, where he researched neural regulation of T lymphocytes.
Learning at the forefront of health science research meant the latest research was included in our lecture material which allowed us to look at known facts in different perspectives.
Keit went on to complete his PhD in Immunology in the Mueller Laboratory at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. His research focused on the role of the sympathetic nervous system in T cell responses.
"There is a great deal of flexibility and independence in a PhD and this allowed me to do continue with other activities that have been a part of my life. Time management and initiative was a huge part of developing as a PhD candidate."
As a big advocate for extracurricular activities, leadership camps and outreach programs, throughout his studies Keit was heavily involved in hosting and mentoring new students to campus life.
“Knowing that I can use my experience and journey to help guide others inspires me to keep going down the path I am going,” says Keit.
Keit went on to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Doherty Institute and now shares his love of immunology with the next generation of students working as a Senior Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
More recently Keit featured on the Dissecting Medicine Podcast where he discusses his research, PhD studies and post doctoral experience.