Genevieve Martin

Genevieve Martin, Class of 2007, Medical doctor and researcher.

What did you do after Kilvington?

I completed my medical studies at Monash University in 2013, during which I undertook research into the impact of HIV infection on monocytes from women living with HIV. In 2019, I completed a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) at the University of Oxford which focused on the impact of early initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infection on T cells, and the implications of this for HIV cure strategies. I am currently working as a clinician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where I am undertaking specialist physician training. My clinical interests lie in the intersection between infection and immunity.

Nominate a career highlight if possible.

Receiving the General Sir John Monash Scholarship which funded my studies in the UK was a real thrill and changed my career trajectory.

Future plan?

In the future I would like to combine a career in clinical medicine with translational research in either infectious diseases or haematology. I hope to be able to work towards developing novel immune based therapeutics.

What are your memories Kilvington?

Kilvington was such a supportive place to complete my high schooling and I have fond memories of my time spent there – as well as friendships that have lasted in the years since.