I hold a Bachelor of Food Science and Technology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2008), and a Master of Science in Biochemistry from Pukyong National University, South Korea (2013). In 2019, I obtained my PhD from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at the University of Queensland, where my research focused on developing strategies to explore and analyze novel and bioactive microbial secondary metabolites. During my doctoral studies, I gained expertise in the detection, isolation, and characterization of small molecules (natural products). Following the completion of my PhD, I joined the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, as a postdoctoral research fellow in analytical chemistry. At GEOMAR, my research revolved around the development and application of modern mass spectrometry-based analytical techniques and non-targeted metabolomic approaches.
In 2020, I joined the Queensland Alliance of Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) as a postdoctoral research fellow. My current research focuses on the development of high-resolution mass spectrometry( HRMS)-based innovative methods for rapid screening and identification of emerging chemical pollutants in environmental samples and human biomonitoring.
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