Caitlin is fascinated by the immune system – and passionate about music. Studying the Bachelor of Biomedicine at Melbourne has meant the opportunity to do breadth subjects – she has explored everything from folk music, to Japanese and musical theatre, whilst majoring in Immunology & Microbiology, with a sub-specialisation in Infection & Immunity.
“I knew I wanted to work in the biomedicine/health science field which is why the Bachelor of Biomedicine appealed. It has turned me from someone interested in science to a scientist, its crystallised my key interests and I’ve had a taste of research too,” she says.
In her final year of her undergraduate degree, Caitlin received the top student award for three of her Microbiology subjects, and the Ian Holmes Medal for Virology.
I really loved third year - I got to focus on what I was most interested in and hear from world renowned experts across so many different areas.
During her Biomedicine studies, Caitlin also completed her Australian Music Examinations Board Grade 8 classical singing, was part of the Ring of Choir cappella ensemble, the Melbourne University Choral Society and the Biomedicine Students Orchestra.