Kirby Institute welcomes 14 Scientia scholars in 2018

The Kirby Institute is pleased to announce that we are welcoming 14 new Scientia PhD scholars in 2018. These students will be supervised by Kirby Institute academics who are leaders in their fields and will contributes to research projects across a broad spectrum of Kirby Institute infectious disease research. 

The UNSW Scientia Scholarship scheme seeks to harness the university’s cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Candidates are placed in an enhanced culture of research excellence, leadership and community, and are provided with career coaching, mentoring and access to a suite of professional development activities. 

Our new Scientia PhD scholars and their areas of research are listed below: 

  • Rabiah Al Adawiyah
    Supervisors: Dr Tanya Applegate, Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman, Professor Rebecca Guy
    PhD project: Eliminating perinatal HIV and syphilis infection in Indonesia
     
  • Thiruni Armada Adikari
    Supervisors: Dr Rowena Bull, Dr Chaturaka Rodrigo, Associate Professor Fabio Luciani
    PhD project: Identification of Protective Anti-HCV Antibodies in Subjects that Clear Infection to Inform Vaccine Design
     
  • Braulio Mark Valencia Arroyo
    Supervisors: Professor Andrew Lloyd, Professor Carla Treloar, Dr Chaturaka Rodrigo
    PhD project: Understanding hepatitis C transmissions in the prison environment
     
  • Hawa Camara
    Supervisors: Dr Angela Kelly-Hanku, Associate Professor Andrew Vallely, Professor Rebecca Guy
    PhD project: Point-of-care HPV testing for cervical screening in Papua New Guinea
     
  • Beth Catlett
    Supervisors: Associate Professor Jason Grebely, Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh, Professor Greg Dore
    PhD project: Enhancing HCV testing and treatment among people who inject drugs
     
  • Money Gupta
    Supervisors: Associate Professor Fabio Luciani, Dr David Koppstein
    PhD project: Adaptive Immune Responses Against Viral Infections: A Systems Immunology Approach
     
  • Samira Hosseini Hooshyar
    Supervisors: Associate Professor Jason Grebely, Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh, Professor Greg Dore, Dr Maryam Alavi
    PhD project: Enhancing HCV testing and treatment among people who inject drugs
     
  • Tahir Yousafzai Muhammad
    Supervisors: Professor Greg Dore, Dr Maryam Alavi, Associate Professor Jason Grebely 
    PhD project: The impact of improving hepatitis C treatment on liver disease
     
  • Georges Ferdinand Randriafanomezantsoa-Radohery
    Supervisors: Professor Miles  Davenport, Dr Deborah Cromer, Mr David Khoury
    PhD project: Understanding drug action on malaria 
     
  • Dr Joyce Sauk
    Supervisors: Associate Professor Andrew Vallely, Dr Angela Kelly-Hanku, Professor Rebecca Guy
    PhD project: Point-of-care HPV testing for cervical screening in Papua New Guinea
     
  • Olga Saweri
    Supervisors: Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman, Associate Professor Andrew Vallely, Professor John Kaldor
    PhD project: Point-of-care testing and treatment to improve birth outcomes in PNG
     
  • Hossain Mohammad Sazzad
    Supervisors: Professor Andrew Lloyd, Professor Carla Treloar, Dr Chaturaka Rodrigo
    PhD project: Understanding hepatitis C transmissions in the prison environment
     
  • Ye Zhang
    Supervisors: Dr Tanya Applegate, Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman, Professor Rebecca Guy
    PhD project: Eliminating perinatal HIV and syphilis infection in Indonesia
     
  • Yuan Zhao
    Supervisors: Professor Greg Dore, Dr Maryam Alavi, Associate Professor Jason Grebely
    PhD project: The impact of improving Hepatitis C treatment on liver disease
Date published: 
Monday, 29 January 2018

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