Julian Seager

Bachelor of Science

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity

Ngāti Ranginui

  • Summer Research Scholarship

An interest in plants and an eagerness to increase his employability led Julian Seager (Ngāti Ranginui) to a double major in Science at the University of Waikato.

Ecology and Biodiversity covers plant and ecology and gives me field-based experience. Whereas Molecular and Cellular Biology covers more of the lab-based skills and techniques,” Julian says.

With a love for the outdoors, Julian says a second-year forest survey trip that included species richness counts and environmental measurements was a highlight.

“Being out in the field exploring our native bush was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in a paper.

“I’ve been able to focus on what I’m really interested in - I’ve been able to adapt my papers each year and this means I’m not stuck doing something I don’t enjoy.”

Julian recently completed a Summer Research Scholarship project looking at antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

“It’s an awesome opportunity to get a taste of what working in a research lab environment is like and helped to decide if I should continue on with postgraduate studies.”

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