Sabrina Oishi, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in QLD (The University of Queensland)

Sabrina Oishi received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with Honours (First Class) from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2015. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Philosophy at UQ where she is supported by the Australian Postgraduate Award (Research Training Program) scholarship.

Sabrina is a member of the Faculty of Medicine Higher Research Degree (HDR) student committee and a student representative on the School of Biomedical Sciences HDR committee. In her roles, Sabrina works with faculty members and fellow students to discuss and implement improvements for HDR student experiences during their candidature. Some of her accomplishments include arranging skill-based workshops, organising STEM networking and social events, and ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of students is addressed.

Sabrina is a final stage PhD candidate in the Developmental Neurobiology division at the Faculty of Medicine, UQ. During her candidature, she has presented at several international and national conferences where she was awarded a number of prizes and competitive travel grants. Sabrina’s research on the developmental mechanisms underlying Malan syndrome has been instrumental for clinicians and patients in understanding specific symptoms associated with the disorder. She has already published three first author manuscripts and is co-author on several more.

Sabrina’s focus post PhD is to establish a career in translational research in the medical field. Sabrina aims to utilise her scientific expertise and translate this knowledge into therapeutical applications in real-time by collaborating with a team of scientists, medical practitioners, drug development companies, as well as healthcare policy-makers.

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