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About Buddhini Samarasinghe
I am a molecular biologist with experience in cancer research. I studied at the University of Bath, earned my PhD at the University of Glasgow, and then recently finished a postdoc at the University of Hawaii.
In my spare time, I moonlight as a science communicator, by making science more accessible to the public. I do this by de-jargoning research papers and debunking sensationalised science reporting in the media. Jargonwall is my home for all my science outreach efforts.
Tumour Microbiology academia Chemotherapy Virology RNA Interference STEM Women Snake Fluorescence Cancer Research Science Communication Apoptosis Cancer Stem Cells Genetics STEM gender DNA Damage publishing Cell Signalling Scientists Transcription Factors Colour Cancer Google mouse Macrophages Parasites Mating Strategies Weird Nature Development Soapbox Bacteria Mutations Biofilm Evolution Mentoring Open Access Genomics Hallmarks of Cancer Melanoma Personal Engagement Social Media Health HOA Fruit Fly DNA Replication Medicine Immune System Virus
I created STEM Women, an initiative to support and promote the careers of women who work in STEM fields. Together with two other scientists, we encourage more women to pursue STEM careers and discuss the challenges we face towards achieving gender equality in STEM.