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Dr Madara Ratnadiwakara is a post-doctoral scientist working in the RNA Biology in Health and Disease Laboratory led by Dr Minni Anko.

Dr Ratnadiwakara completed her PhD in 2015 at the John Curtin School of Medical Research- Australian National University under the supervision of A/Professor Anneke Blackburn. She then joined the Laboratory of Dr Minni Anko at the Monash University in 2016 as a post-doctoral research fellow. With the relocation of the laboratory, she joined the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in 2018.  She also holds an adjunct appointment at the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health.

Dr Ratnadiwakara’s current research focuses mainly on the role or RNA binding proteins in regulating RNA processing machinaries during early development and cancer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • RNA
  • RNA processing
  • RNA binding proteins
  • microRNA
  • gene expression
  • stem cell

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