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Spinal Cord Injury & Repair

Ashwati Vipin, B.S.

Ashwati Vipin graduated in 2012 from the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Life Sciences, specializing in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Throughout the period of her undergraduate studies, she was the recipient of the prestigious SIA-NOL full scholarship. In her pre-university school she received the Department of Biotechnology award from the Government of India for standing amongst the top 0.1% of Biology students in the country. She also received the Kishore Vaigyanic Protsahan Yojana, India's National Science Scholarship. During her studies at NUS, she has undertaken research work encompassing biological fields such as protein expression and purification, oocyte to embryo transition as well as her Honours project on chronic pain behavioural and surgical rodent models. She has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Barbara Knowles at the A-Star Institute of Medical Biology and A/Prof. Sanjay Khanna and A/Prof. Kunchithapadam Swaminathan at the Centre for Life Sciences and Department of Biological Sciences, respectively. Her research interests include physiology of the brain and spinal cord, immunohistochemistry, lesion studies, animal model behaviours and neurodegenerative disorders. As part of her undergraduate studies, Ashwati was Editorial Head of the Science Club and part of numerous societies including In-Fusion International Student's Night as well as NUSSU Welfare. Ashwati also runs a photography blog and is a trained Indian Classical singer.