Dharanga Ratnayake completed her BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science and simultaneously completed her diploma in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology in the year of 2017. After a few months of lecturing, she then went on to pursue a MSc in Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) at the University of Wolverhampton in 2018, with her research largely based on Acanthamoeba disinfection and prevention. Upon successful completion, and with the support of her research supervisor she was able to begin her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences, which she is in current pursuit. Along with her lab research partner she was able to successfully publish her research titled “The Activity of PHMB and Other Guanidino Containing Compounds against Acanthamoeba and other ocular pathogens”. Current research involves developing anti-microbial therapies against Acanthamoeba and further insight and developing models portraying the progression of Acanthamoeba in the human eye.