Changing the landscape of medical research

Image: Kassapa Senarath JCSMR PhD and Honours graduates 2023
21 July 2023

It’s time to celebrate the great achievements of our students once more. Australia’s only national medical research school, the John Curtin Medical Research School (JCSMR) of ANU College of Health and Medicine has produced another batch of PhD and Honours graduates this year.

Fifteen PhD and six Honour students completed their academic research which would help change the landscape of medicine today.

Professor Graham Mann, Director of JCSMR hosted the graduation morning tea reception for those passing out with the participation of researchers, supervisors and colleagues.

Professor Mann appreciated the hard work of the students and their commitment to generate knowledge to find solutions to solve problems for the sake of others.

“I hope JCSMR has been a great environment for you to do that,” he said.

“You have achieved amazing things and delivered new science, new knowledge to us and to the world during your time here. So, congratulations for getting to the end and get awarded as PhD and Honours graduates of JCSMR,” Professor Mann added.

This year, JCSMR awarded PhDs to:

Noorya Yasmin Ahmed

Renzo Balboa

Shouya Feng

Xin Gao

Anila Jahangiri

Xiangpeng Meng

Parnika Mukherjee

Marina Reixachs

Spencer Richardson

Cheng Shen

Navneet Singh


Avinash Upadhya

Matthew Witney

Zhijia Yu

Honours graduates:

Chak Yin Chan

Mitchell Dwyer

Vrinda Johri

Nhali Kulkarni

Ni Ni

Alice Treloar


*Some highlights of the event

Images Kassapa Senarath | JCSMR Communications