Stephanie Lynch is a PhD student within the Microbiology department at La Trobe University, Bundoora. Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Animal & Veterinary Bioscience degree in 2016, with First Class Honours in 2017 for her thesis titled “Exploring phage therapy against bacteria associated with bovine mastitis”. This Honours project allowed for collaboration with Victorian Dairy farmers to obtain samples from their dairy cows, and subsequent laboratory diagnostics.
In 2018, Stephanie commenced her PhD, continuing research within her passion of animal health, with her current PhD project focusing on the development of alternative therapeutics against animal skin infections. This project works alongside industry partners to study a range of diseases in animals impacting both the veterinary sector and the agricultural industry and aims to use bacteriophages as an alternative treatment option to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Upon completion of her PhD, Stephanie aspires to apply her skills in her career within the Dairy Industry to improve the health and welfare of Australian dairy cows.