Saipriyaa Vasan

Research Assistant


Passionate persistence and proactivity. Three P's are important to achieve goals.

What do you do?

I am researching on plant biotechnology. My project is to develop sterile breed of leucaena species in Western Australia. My expertise lie in molecular biology to this project.

Why did you choose this field?

Passionate about science. I generally like to understand fundamental process of nature of things.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam an aerospace scientist is my role model and has definitely made an impact on me to choose a career in science

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

Having a career in science is my achievement. Securing postgraduate international scholarship to study Masters in Biotechnology in Macquarie University.
After that I secured research position in Macquarie University. I continued to work as a researcher in a different position at Murdoch University.

Why do you love working in STEM?

My research contributing to society is something I love about STEM.
Having an interesting day working in the laboratory carrying my experiments is what I look forward to start of the day.

Best advice for next generation?

Passionate persistence and proactive. Three P's I think is important to achieve any goals.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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