Nilmini Mendis graduated with a PhD in Microbiology from McGill University with a thesis elucidating the environmental and genetic factors contributing to the survival of a water-borne pathogen in man-made water systems. Subsequently, she began a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph identifying the anti-leukemic potential of food-derived compounds and their mechanisms of action.
Following the fellowship, she transitioned into a role managing a large portfolio of Canadian residential real estate properties, where she further developed proficiency in team and time management. She has more than 5 years of experience in scientific editing, write-ups, and proposals in academic settings and continues this work in her spare time.
Before transitioning into the field of nonclinical toxicology, Nilmini worked as Research Associate in an academic setting managing, among other tasks, a pan-Canadian clinical study to assess the impact of protein intake and supervising exercise on patients who underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure. Having joined Premier Partners in 2021, she now utilizes her problem-solving and analytical skills as a Manager, Nonclinical Development.