Avinash Upadhya

Avinash Upadhya

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Avinash is currently a post-doctoral researcher working across both the Centre of Light for Life as well as the Reproductive Success Group at the Robinson Research Institute. He focuses on developing gentle optical imaging techniques for long-term monitoring of various biological samples, from single cells, to oocytes and embryos. For this, he employs advanced methods such as Bessel beam two-photon light sheet microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, and innovative acquisition strategies like compressed sensing. Together with members from the Reproductive Success Group, he has developed novel optical instrumentation tailored to the study of the preimplantation mammalian embryo development.

Avinash earned his PhD in 2023 at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. During his doctoral studies, he investigated novel optical strategies to structure light for single-particle tracking and live-cell imaging. His expertise includes coherent and fluorescence optical imaging and wavefront shaping.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Kannada Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Australian National University Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development)
    Australian National University Australia Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Australia

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