Science graduate puts fertility under microscope

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Science graduate puts fertility under microscope


USC graduate Timothy Nesbitt-Foster

5 May 2014

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate with a fascination for biomedicine has joined the specialist laboratory team at the Queensland Fertility Group in Brisbane.

Timothy Nesbitt-Foster, 21, of Dakabin graduated on 11 April from USC with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science including an extended major in Biotechnology.

The former Northpine Christian College student said he was delighted to be working as a cytogeneticist, which involves the study of the structure and function of cells, especially the chromosomes.

“I am very happy with my current position and may continue in this field for the rest of my career,” Timothy said. “It is certainly a great start.”

Timothy is part of a team delivering advanced diagnostics to help address fertility issues and to boost pregnancy and birth rates among the group’s patients.

He said his USC studies had opened the door to his new career.

“It was a formal requirement for my job that I had such a degree, although not necessarily Biomedical Science, and many of the scientific skills I learned at university are assumed knowledge in my work.”

Timothy chose to study at USC after attending an Open Day while still at high school.

“USC was just right in every respect for what I wanted from my university and I enjoyed my time there tremendously,” he said.

“The academic staff were also great and I feel I received a first rate education.”

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