I grew up as a member of a minority ethnic group in Malaysia, and am a first-generation college attendee. I know firsthand the importance of educational opportunities for socioeconomic progress. I was fortunate to have received a Government of Malaysia scholarship to study at Harvard University. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that lead to an undergraduate degree in Biology, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, and has placed me on the path towards a faculty position at the University of California, Merced. I am wholly committed to increasing diversity in academia, and my lab is an open, safe, and conducive environment for people of all backgrounds to pursue excellence in science and engineering. Without the benefit of a support system, a career in science and technology may seem daunting. Please drop me a line if you are curious about research in my lab, at UC Merced, and in the wider STEM community.
HS Crime Lab Module at Buhach Colony High School- March 10th 2017
Melissa Xu presenting the crime module to the high school class. Photo credit-James Rosenberg
Outreach Event at Merced College - March 10th 2016
UC LEADS Annual Symposium Poster Judging Competition- March 2016
Some images of Anand at the Poster Symposium at UC Davis. Photo credit - UC LEADS.
MACES Research Open Day - December 4th 2015
Outreach visit to CSU Stanislaus LSAMP student meeting to present on summer research internship opportunities in STEM at UC Merced - November 5th 2015
Left: A lighter moment, as Prof. Subramaniam presents to the LSAMP students. Prof. Sai Gosh (UC Merced Phyics, and MACES faculty) is in blue. Right: A candid shot of the audience. Students were introduced to the research opportunities available at UC Merced.