Yvanka de Soysa

Program & Year: Biomedical Science PhD, 3rd year

Hometown: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Research Area: Cardiac Reprogramming, Srivastava Lab

Why did you get involved? When I am anxious and stressed out about my thesis research or life in general, it has been immensely helpful for me to talk it out with other people who are experiencing similar situations; it has been really powerful for me to realize that I am not alone in feeling frustrated and unmotivated, and that these feelings are more common than I realize. In this regard, peer support has been very constructive during my time in graduate school and I want to promote its benefits to the UCSF community.

Email: yvanka.desoysa@ucsf.edu