Author Archives: charunipathmeswaran

On the Ori-gene of Species: Meet Allegra

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Allegra Angeloni is pursuing a PhD in epigenetics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research affiliated with UNSW. Prior to that she did her Bachelor of Advanced Science and majored in genetics and microbiology at UNSW and did her Honours…

A chemist with a passion for scicomm: Meet Sam

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Sam is a chemist with a special interest in drug development. She is also a teaching fellow in chemistry with a passion for science communication. When not doing her PhD, Sam enjoys learning about behavioural science of animals, which helps…

A marine biologist with a passion for coastal management: Meet Thay

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Thay is a marine biologist investigating the impacts of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires on estuaries.  Prior to pursuing her PhD in Australia, she completed her Honour’s and Master’s degrees in Brazil. She has worked on projects involving population dynamics, primary productivity,…

Disentangling decision making: Meet Tehilla

by Charuni Pathmeswaran Tehilla grew up in Israel, moved to Switzerland at 21 to attend university. After completing her bachelor’s in psychology and her master’s in economics and decision making in Switzerland, she moved to Australia with her two kids to pursue a PhD in cognitive psychology. Her research looks into how risk-taking is related to…

Building Engaging Presentations

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Last month, 19 female PhD researchers from different backgrounds came together for a workshop on building engaging presentations. We all had one thing in common: an interest in inspiring young girls to pursue careers in STEM. It had been a year since I had attended an in-person workshop. Needless to say,…