The submission of a PhD thesis is an important milestone to celebrate. We are delighted to say that two of our Centre’s PhD students have just reached this stage of their candidature. Congratulations to Arianna Oddo and Qianyu (Helen) Chen! We invite you to learn a little more about them and their research below.

Arianna Oddo has undertaken her PhD at Monash University, under the supervision of Professor Nicolas Voelcker and Dr Tommy Tong. Her thesis title is “Microfluidic devices as novel in vitro platforms in the context of pre-clinical and toxicological studies”. Arianna has been active on Twitter during her PhD, demonstrating her skills in science communication. She has also been busy publishing her research in scientific journals, including Nanoscale Advances and Trends in Biotechnology. Click the links to read more!

Helen Chen undertook her PhD at The University of Melbourne, under the supervision of CPTT Director, Professor Alastair Stewart. Her thesis was titled “Organotypic airway epithelial cultures in modelling inflammation and infection”. Helen has also been an avid writer during her PhD, contributing to six publications so far (most recently in Biomicrofluidics), and another to be announced soon.

Congratulations again to Arianna and Helen on this milestone achievement in your academic careers!

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