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Imala Alwis is a Senior Research Officer in the Thrombosis Research Group, Heart Research Institute at the Charles Perkins Centre located at The University of Sydney. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees at Wichita State University in Kansas, USA. Prior to working at HRI, he was a part of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases at Monash University. He has extensive experience in imaging, specialising in intravital microscopy. His work has recently been published in journals such as Blood, Nature Communications and Science Translational Medicine.

Current appointments

Staff Specialist in Microscopy

Heart Research Institute

Manager of Imaging

Heart Research Institute

Microscopy expertise

  • Light and optical microscopy
  • Intravital microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy
  • Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRFM) microscopy

Prizes and awards

2015 The NAB Young Achiever Award, Heart Research Institute

2015 ASTH Science and Education Travel Grant-in-Aid recipient

2013 First Place recipient for Best AMREP Young investigator Poster Presentation, Monash University

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