Leicester graduates in the news: Dr Rupika Delgoda

Posted by mjs76 at Jan 17, 2011 04:14 PM |
The Jamaica Observer last week carried a great feature on Dr Rupika Delgoda who runs the Natural Product Institute at the University of the West Indies.

After studying for her PhD at Oxford, Sri Lankan-born Rupika came to the University of Leicester as a postdoc, studying pharmacology and biochemistry. It was here that she met her husband, a Rhodes Scholar from Jamaica.

On arriving in the Caribbean eight years ago, she established the Natural Product Institute in a small lab at UWI since when the facility has grown. She now supervises a group of students while pursuing her own research into the pharmacology of herbal medicines.