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Cristina Giogha obtained her B. Sc. (Hons) majoring in microbiology and immunology from the University of Melbourne in 2011. She received an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship to commence her PhD within the laboratory of Professor Elizabeth Hartland in 2012 and was awarded her degree at the University of Melbourne in 2017. She began a postdoctoral position with Prof Hartland in 2017 and is currently Leader of gastrointestinal infection research within the Hartland laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, where she supervises two PhD students. In 2018 she was awarded one of six prestigious Victoria Fellowships in the Life Sciences category, which supported her during a two month study mission at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York where she received training in genetic editing of intestinal organoids. In 2019 she was nominated as a Hudson Institute Emerging Leader and is taking part in the inaugural Leadership Program in 2020.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Microbiology), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2017

B. Science with Honours, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

B. Science (Microbiology & Immunology major), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Research area keywords

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Innate immunity
  • Gastrointestinal infections

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