Student opportunities at GRIDD
GRIDD PhD and Masters students are provided with a range of opportunities to enable them to develop strong professional and personal attributes alongside outstanding research skills.
William is part of Associate Professor Yun Feng’s group, specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine. His project investigates the underlying mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease using traditional Chinese herbal medicines as molecular probes. This will help better understand the biology of this most challenging disease and could lead to new drugs and diagnostics. William says:
"For over 15 years, I worked as a bench chemist in a number of pharmaceutical companies in Sydney and Brisbane. Over time, the work became quite routine and in 2016 I decided to take on a new challenge – a PhD program at GRIDD. Leaving a secure career was a big step but I am happy to be in this much more engaging environment. I am hoping to take my PhD experience into a teaching career or a more entrepreneurial career in pharmaceuticals industry. The best thing about GRIDD is its very collaborative culture: students can work on both chemistry and biology aspects opening ways to multidisciplinary research for early drug discovery.”