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A young woman in a shirt and jeans sits on a lawn at ANU, smiling at the camera.
  • Student profile

Bacillary dysentery kills millions each year - and researcher Tanuka Sen's quest to understand it has taken her all over the world.

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A woman stands in front of an autumn-coloured tree, facing the camera.
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Meet the PhD researcher exploring how bacterial proteins could hold the key to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Two smiling men wearing business attire
  • Career story

Good friends Rahul Ravindranathan and Aniruddha Deshpande didn’t know one another until they found themselves on the same journey from India to Canberra to study a Master of Energy Change at ANU.

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A woman in a white shirt standing in front of a creek and trees
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Tanya Javaid is an international student from Pakistan studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) at ANU. We asked Tanya to tell us about her recent experience of completing an internship at CSIRO as part of her degree.

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Victoria Zinnecker could never have predicted her career path: from fire-retardant curtains to a development project on the Ford Mustang. Now, that's morphed into a project to clean the Sydney Harbour Bridge with lasers.

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Ebe Ganon stands outside, looking at the camera with a slight smile. She wears glasses, has short red-brown hair and a funky-looking shirt.
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Ebe Ganon - a queer, disabled student who completed her arts and science degrees in 2020 whilst managing illness challenges and full-time work - finally had her walk-across-stage experience following a long wait due to the pandemic.

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Hana Camelia, a student, a smiling, with trees in the background
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“It was very stressful,” Hana says. “I was worried about so many things. It was the very first time I lived all alone, and it was a totally different country."

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Jonah Lafferty
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“It’s funny,” recent graduate Jonah Lafferty says, “but often the things you do just to give them a go, they end up being the things that interest you the most.”

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Parrot with a grey body and red head
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They are the faunal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, but enthusiasm for the gang-gang cockatoo stretches far beyond the Canberra bubble.

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