ARMI would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Giuseppe Lucarelli, who joined Dr Chau Khuong in managing the Master of Biotechnology program earlier this year. While Giuseppe may have joined us during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, he’s been kept busy with the delivery of high-quality content to the Master’s course and supporting the students enrolled in the program during this difficult time.
Giuseppe’s appointment came after an extensive recruitment process, and it was his experience in both biomedical research and teaching that impressed. Even during his PhD which he undertook at the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University, Giuseppe was involved with teaching. Throughout this time, he worked on several undergraduate units from different schools and made connections with many of the teaching staff in the faculty.
“I really enjoyed my role in this position as I developed practical classes to showcase some of the most common laboratory techniques used in biomedical research.”
After completing his PhD, Giuseppe transitioned from the lab and started working as an assistant lecturer for the newly created Master of Biomedical Sciences. “I really enjoyed my role in this position as I developed practical classes to showcase some of the most common laboratory techniques used in biomedical research,” he said.
It is this passion that will drive Giuseppe in delivering a truly unique program, one that combines the expertise of ARMI staff in academia and the extensive industry networks ARMI has cultivated in the regenerative medicine sector. He added, “We also offer our students the opportunity to do a research year in one of the research laboratories within ARMI – this is a huge opportunity to make connections that will, in turn, become very useful in their research career.”
“I like to engage with students and watch them learn during a class, especially when I contribute to an ‘A-ha’ moment!”
A vocal advocate for education and teaching, Giuseppe deeply enjoys working with the next generation of regenerative medicine leaders. “I like to engage with students and watch them learn during a class, especially when I contribute to an ‘A-ha’ moment! I like to prepare learning activities that stimulate students’ engagement and make them want to learn more about a subject or on how to solve a particular problem.”