Stephen A Ainger
1989-1992 I completed my first degree B Applied Science (Multidiscipline) Degree in Biological Science Major Medical Laboratory Science
While doing this I worked at Dorevitch Pathology in Bendigo, victoria
1994-1996 while continuing to work at pathology I completed a Graduate Diploma of Health Science in Community Health and Health Education (also at LaTrobe Uni Bendigo)
1997-2007 this was a transitional time during which I worked at Dorevitch full time, then moved to the Bendigo Hospital Pathology for 18 months, then to Gribbles Pathology for 18 months also, where I worked as a Vet Scientist
I then moved from Bendigo to Melbourne, where I worked for a few years in a Medicare Office while considering a change in careers.
after some queries, I completed my B Applied Science in Medical Science at RMIT (Honours) with a research project in Skin Cancers examining the expression of various cytokines in skin samples from BCC, SCC and melanoma and precursor and normal skin
This project was undertaken with Prof Terry Piva
I was granted a PHD scholarship at the University of Queensland with Prof Rick Sturm and co-supervisor Dr Helen Leonard. The phd was titled 'UVR Skin Protection by Dopachrome Tautomerase' and examined the role of DCT in oxidative and direct UVR protection in the skin.
This was successfully completed and I now work as a post-doc for Rick Sturm working on MC1R receptor and melanoma.
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