Dulmini received her bachelor’s degree with first class and Distinction from Mangalore University, India majoring in Microbiology in the year 2013. Then, she completed her master’s degree in Medical Microbiology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2016. Later, she completed her PhD in the year 2022 at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR in Microbiology. Her doctoral research focus was “Characterization of Streptococcus agalactiae from humans and animals’ and it involved the investigation of antimicrobial resistance, detection of possible zoonotic traits of GBS and application of novel MALDI-TOF-MS based typing method in collaboration with Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Switzerland apart from genomics. After the doctoral training, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and dealt with several research works related to antimicrobial resistance, one-health and microbiome. Dr Dulmini won the President’s Award for Scientific Research in 2019 and the National Research Council Merit Awards for Scientific Research in 2021 for her previous research work. She is currently a research fellow at EMU and working on antimicrobial properties of plant and animal-derived extracellular vesicles.