Rashmi Pillai

PhD researcher at Single Molecule Science, School of Medical Sciences, Univeristy of New South Wales

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Celebrate and be proud of your achievements and success (doesn't matter how small they are!!)

What do you do?

I am working on an interdisciplinary project focusing on studying receptor signalling and pharmacology of opioid drugs with fluorescence based microscopy techniques

Why did you choose this field?

My interest in science, right from school days, has always pushed me to learn something new everyday. I feel science will always flourish more if we have good collaboration between different fields and that's what makes my PhD research exciting and hopefully will be able to contribute immensely to the pharma and medical community

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Pursuing a PhD abroad and presenting my work to immensely talented scientists world wide. But I had always worked hard and had the ability to do it within me, just was not aware then!!

Why do you love working in STEM?

The opportunity to learn about new things and answer some of the fundamental questions really excites me as a STEM researcher. I look forward to working with passionate researchers and contributing to medical research.

Best advice for next generation?

Celebrate and be proud of your achievements and success (doesn't matter how small they are!!). Also, don't be afraid of failures and make sure you learn from them!! Try to encourage and help your peers.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Your best teacher is your last mistake"- APJ Abdul Kalam

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