UNAIR NEWS – Raden Joko Kuncoroningrat Susilo was named best graduate of Faculty of Science and Technology. Joko successfully graduated with 3.88 GPA in March graduation.
Joko completed his thesis entitled Hepatoprotective Effect of Ganoderma lucidum Extract on Liver Oxidative Damage of Mice (Mus musculus) After Induced by Carbon Tetrachloride. In the thesis, Joko discusses the field of animal physiology regarding the effects of natural ingredients that use Ganoderma lucidum to treat acute liver damage, which in his thesis is caused by carbon tetrachloride poison.
The most impressive thing while being a postgraduate student according to Joko was when he was working on his final assignment. That is when he had difficulty finding mushroom ingredients. So his research was delayed a few weeks from the schedule.
“The extraction process takes a long time to get the right amount. The number of variables that I researched also a lot so I needed more concentration and patience at the time of writing the thesis,” Joko explained.
During his Master’s studies, Joko chose to focus on studies as S2 level students are required to immediately get a research idea and are demanded to make a publication in a Scopus indexed journal as a graduation requirement.
As a scholarship recipient of Master’s Toward Doctorate for Outstanding Bachelor (PMDSU) Program, after graduating from the master’s degree, Joko immediately prepares research for the doctoral level. Joko decided to continue his doctoral studies at Universitas Airlangga.
“After graduating from S3, I plan to become a lecturer and focus on doing research in the field that I am researching now and have my own research center,” said Joko.
For S2 students who are struggling to complete their thesis, Joko encouraged them to stay focused and have better planning. Because when it is focused and planned, the desire and effort to be graduate will be better.
“Stay focused and planned,” said Joko. (*)
Author: Galuh Mega Kurnia
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh