Michael Papadimitrious completed his Bachelor of Science (honours) researching efflux mediated multi drug resistance of the nosocomial pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii. Directly after his honours research, he went on to work for SA Pathology in the Human Immunology directorate where he worked in the autoimmunity, cellular immunology and allergy diagnostic laboratories.
After several years of diagnosing disease, he went on to further his research skills where he was employed by the CRC-Biomarker Translation with Professor Heddy Zola at the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute. It is from his experience as a research assistant that his interest in medical research developed. He then sought a PhD in translational science and commenced his PhD under the supervision of Professor Derek Hart in 2013.