Tithi Gandhi, is currently doing her Honours project in the Anatomy Department under the guidance of Associate Professor Megan Wilson.
The Biomedical Sciences programme awarded seven Elizabeth Jean Trotter Scholarships this year, contributing towards the tuition fees of high-achieving and well-rounded students.
Tithi Gandhi (BBiomedSc(Hons)), Charlotte Blakey (Functional Human Biology major), Rose Harper (Infection and Immunity major), Flynn Macredie (Infection and Immunity major), Greta McClean (Functional Human Biology major) and Katya Sewell (Drugs and Human Health major) were the award recipients in the School of Biomedical Sciences.
These Scholarships are valued at either $7,500 or $3000 and are aimed specifically at students in the Biomedical Sciences programme and Honours programmes.
“The defining quality of the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences is that it is interdisciplinary in nature, with students being able to select papers from multiple departments,” Associate Professor Liz Ledgerwood, the Director of the programme, says.
“So, it’s great to see such an excellent cohort of students receiving the support they need to springboard themselves into this varied study pathway and I have no doubt we will see them in a range of successful careers in the future.”
One of the recipients, Tithi Gandhi, is currently doing her Honours project in the Anatomy Department under the guidance of Associate Professor Megan Wilson.
"I received the Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences at the end of my undergraduate degree (BBiomedSc), where I majored in Reproduction, Genetics and Development,” Tithi says.
“I had decided to pursue a postgraduate Honours degree under the supervision of Associate Professor Wilson because I wanted to experience doing hands-on research in developmental biology and epigenetics, fields that deeply fascinate me.”
Receiving this scholarship has meant a great deal to her because it has given her the financial support she needed as an international student to do postgraduate studies.
“It has greatly motivated me to continue working hard and learning what I love,” Tithi says.
“In the future, I plan on pursuing research as a career and joining other like-minded people on the forefront of discovery.”