Daniel Mediati is currently completing his PhD within molecular genetics at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His PhD research focuses on the functional genomics of uropathogens during intracellular infection. Daniel graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2013 with first class honours in biomedical science and was awarded the Dean of Science Academic Merit List. Outside of the laboratory, if he is not reading or writing about science, Daniel can be found exploring Sydney or strumming a six-string. Find him on Twitter @danmediati and LinkedIn.
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