Heema Vyas

PhD Candidate
University of Wollongong, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

Wollongong, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


My work focuses on understanding Group A Streptococcus (GAS) biofilms that may be present in cases of GAS pharyngitis that simply do not respond to antibiotic treatment. 

I am overall passionate about antimicrobial resistance, and after my PhD, wish to continue my journey in understanding the role bacterial biofilms play in an array of chronic infections.

I am also interested in gender equality and equity in STEM. I am currently a student rep for my institutes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee.

Heema identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.