Having completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine at Melbourne, including a research-based honours year, Dr Nicholas Gheradin went on to do his PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
During this time, Nick developed a real passion for biomedical research. He built on the solid foundational knowledge gained during his undergraduate studies in Biomedicine to attain a diverse skillset in translational immunology, cellular immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Nick later took a postdoctoral research position at Harvard Medical School in Boston and returned to Melbourne to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He currently runs his own research program within the Godfrey Lab where his work focuses on the biology of unconventional T cells including MR1-restricted MAIT cells, CD1-restricted T-cells and gamma-delta T-cells, exploring their antigen-recognition, effector function, and their roles in cancer.
Nick says it’s important to keep an open mind to subjects and career pathways you may not have previously considered.
I never anticipated going into research science, but my experience in the Bachelor of Biomedicine really opened my eyes to a career pathway that I previously knew very little about.