To begin with, Dr Ana Baburamani has always been fascinated by how the brain grows and works. As a biomedical researcher, she seeks to piece together the complex process of brain development and the mechanisms contributing to brain injury.
On the other hand, her love of asking questions, learning new things, and following what she enjoys has motivated her to investigate and understand how complications during pregnancy can impact the fatal and new-born brain to aid in the discovery of potential new treatments.
Ana Baburamani promotes research
Meanwhile, in addition to her research module, Ana is dedicated to supporting and enabling early career researchers, making science accessible and promoting wider participation in uptake of STEM careers. Ana Baburamani had hosted a full-day programme of interactive activities around Down syndrome research.
Besides, the main aim of the event was to be involved with children, young people and adults with Down syndrome and also their families or caregivers, who participated in the eBiDS research program or the LonDowns study, both to inform them of the research progress to-date and to celebrate achievements with families and other researchers across London to date. This event engaged two participant groups from the eBiDS or LonDowns research studies – babies with DS and adults with DS, as well as their families and/or carers.
Moreover, volunteers for the event were researchers involved in these studies, all at various stages of their academic career and with a range of experience i.e., consisting of Masters and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, clinicians, senior researchers, professors and principal investigators (PI).
Ana Baburamani spent 10 years in Gothenburg University
Meanwhile, she also passionately shares her experiences through school and community events by organizing and participating in British Science Week¸ New Scientist Live UK and World Down Syndrome Day.
Besides, Ana also received her PhD from Monash University and spent 10 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and King’s College London, UK.
In conclusion, Ana returns to Melbourne, where she is given an exciting new position in the Department of Defence’s Science and Technology Group. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria and a BrainSTEM Volunteer..