Assistant-Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino
A/Prof Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino is a mid-career translational research scientist, passionate about pregnancy research. She graduated from her PhD in 2008 in the field of Endometrial Repair. She received a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship straight out of her PhD and undertook 2 years post-doc in the field of Endometrial Stem Cells. She joined the Translational Obstetrics Group in 2010 and quickly became passionate about better understanding pregnancy complications and developing new therapies to treat disorders of pregnancy. In 2018 she became head of the Diagnostics Discovery and Reverse Translation Group and in 2019 was promoted to Associate Professor. A/Prof Kaitu’u-Lino has published 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been a named Chief Investigator on 7 NHMRC Project grants and numerous smaller grants from philanthropic, University and other sources. She has also received both a NHMRC CDF1 and CDF2 (current) Fellowship and numerous prestigious awards from national and international organizations. In this workshop A/Prof Kaitu’u-Lino will talk about playing the game to succeed in academia and the importance of never giving up.