Cameron Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
1 (250) 853-3190
caroc@uvic.ca

Akash Ranasinghe

Akash Ranasinghe

Research Technician

Akash is returning to the lab as a research technician after completing his BSc in microbiology (honours) from the University of Victoria. Originally from Sri Lanka, and as a part of the lgbtq+ community, Akash has a strong interest in syphilis research as a means to combat the stigma associated with lgbtq people and STIs that exists to this day. His work will contribute to the development of a protective syphilis vaccine, as well as investigating the mechanisms of pathogenesis employed by T. pallidum.