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Sachithrani Umanda Madugalle

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Sachithrani Umanda Madugalle

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I am an aspiring molecular neuroscientist with a keen interest in acquiring and sharing knowledge. Having completed my BSc. (Hons) research at the University of Oxford, in a molecular neuroscience laboratory, I became fascinated by how the brain works and was curious to learn more. Consequently, I will be completing my PhD in developing novel technologies to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory.

 

My time in the UK also gave me the "travel-bug" and my next goal is travelling around Asia. In my spare time I play the piano, volunteer at hospitals and tutor students hoping to nurture a love of learning, as I am particularly passionate about promoting the power of education.

Skills & Expertise

  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Science communication
  • Public speaking
  • Music
  • Teaching

"The best advice I've been given ... education is not only about intellect, achievement and gaining knowledge. It is also about developing character!" 


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