Bundaberg graduate to specialise in microbiology

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Bundaberg graduate to specialise in microbiology


USC graduate Klrissa Streeter has already started her Honours degree. Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography

17 October 2013

For University of the Sunshine Coast graduate, Klrissa Streeter of Bundaberg, study has become more than just a routine. It has become a passion.

The former Bundaberg State High School student graduated from USC on Thursday 3 October with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Klrissa, 22, has already started her Honours degree in Medical Microbiology under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Katouli.

Her Honours project will look at “the pathogenesis of environmental isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, a bacterium that causes chronic infection in individuals with cystic fibrosis and also accounts for over half of all severe burn infections.

Klrissa plans to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test when she completes her Honours.

“Depending on my results, I will look at either applying to study medicine or to go on and complete my PhD,” she said.

Klrissa said she couldn’t have picked a better place to study.

“At USC I don’t feel like a face in the crowd. The smaller class and lecture sizes make for an ideal environment for learning,” she said.

“The support staff really encouraged me to challenge myself and have helped to guide me in a career direction I wouldn’t have imagined for myself four years ago.”

Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography.

—  By Jessica Halls

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