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Sacha Pulsford

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Sacha Pulsford

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I am a biochemist with a strong desire to use molecular biology and protein design to reimagine how we consume and create resources. Over billions of years, molecules of diverse size, shape and biological function have arisen in nature. My research seeks to understand how this diversity has evolved to speed-up chemical reactions. We can then leverage this knowledge to engineer these molecules for novel purposes. In this way, I aim to help decouple economic growth from fossil fuels.

 

I am passionate about teaching and STEM education, especially for those who feel they don’t fit the typical mold of ‘scientist’. Through these roles, I strive to celebrate students’ successes and foster a more diverse, inclusive scientific community.

 

One of the best parts of living in Canberra is the easy access to beautiful bushland! In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing and weekend camping trips to the surrounding national parks.

Skills & Expertise

  • Molecular biology
  • Carbon fixation and metabolism
  • Science education
  • Analysis and lateral thinking
  • Project management

"I’m really excited by the prospect of cultivating my voice and leadership style through the opportunities offered to scholars."


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