Celebrating 50 years of service
Identical twins Jo and Jenn Johnston have clocked a combined half a century with MDHS this year – and they’re still going!
Beginning on the same day back in 1997, Jo continues to work in the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Jenn spent 18 years in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, before taking up a new position in the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
Together, they’ve volunteered at numerous Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connections at Christchurch, Townsville/Palm Island and Melbourne.
They’ve been part of the Twin Registry studies at the University and sailed Port Phillip Bay with the Micro Admin team on a yacht skippered and built by one of the Department’s Virologists.
And they’re still able to confuse Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, who to this day can’t tell them apart.