Saiyuri Naicker is HDR candidate conducting her work at the Centre for Translational Anti-Infective Pharmacodynamics at the UQ's School of Pharmacy. She completed her Bachelors degree at QUT in microbiology and obtained first class honours by research at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  She then obtained a Master’s in Molecular Biology degree by coursework in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Queensland. Her Master’s research project was within the BTCCRC, under the supervision of Professor Jeff Lipman and Dr. Steven Wallis and thanks to Baxter pharmaceuticals and the Renal department at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, led by Dr. Dwaraka Ranganathan, the work was published in the Peritoneal Dialysis International (PDI) medical journal. Saiyuri has prior to commencing her PhD worked as a research assistant within the CTAP laboratory along with work associating with the BTCCRC laboratory for 1 year. Her collaborative work with the BTCCRC laboratory resulted in authorship of a paper regarding the determination of Pip/taz in various matrices that was published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.