Tian Nie, mentee in the 2020-21 IMNIS program in VIC (The University of Melbourne)

I completed my B.Sc (Hons) at the University of Toronto in 2017. During my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to conduct a wide range of research in subarachnoid haemorrhages, Alzheimer’s disease, and forensic pathology. After graduation I interned at the Natural Resources Institute Finland, looking at cow microbiota and genomics.

I’m currently a second-year PhD student at the University of Melbourne, studying molecular endocrinology. Specifically, I’m using mouse models to study the long-term effects of hormone therapies on bone in the transgender population. I’m interested in exploring the impacts of basic science research on human society, from science communication to policy making. I believe science should serve both the people and the pursuit of knowledge, and I hope to bridge the lab bench and clinic divide.

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