Sachithrani Madugalle

PhD Candidate
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Senior Research Assistant/Lab Manager
Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechology

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

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


I am an aspiring research scientist with a keen interest in acquiring and sharing knowledge. Having completed my BSc. (Hons) research at the University of Oxford, in a molecular neuroscience laboratory, I became fascinated by how the brain works at a molecular level and was curious to learn more. Consequently, I was awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to pursue a PhD in developing novel RNA technologies to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. I completed my PhD in February 2023 and moved into mRNA therapeutics research at the University of Queensland. 

I love to travel (to experience new cities and cultures) and in my spare time I play the piano, volunteer at hospitals and tutor students hoping to nurture a love of learning as I am particularly passionate about advocating the importance of education and scientific innovation benefiting society. 


Sachithrani identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.