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Sasha Tinelli

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: South Africa-at-large & Green Templeton 2021

Sasha Tinelli


Sasha Tinelli (24) matriculated at Somerset College before enrolling at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Sasha is a Potter Fellow completing her Master of Medical Sciences degree in Neurosciences in the Raimondo Lab at UCT, where she previously completed her Bachelor of Sciences degree and her Honours degree in Neuroscience. Her Masters work explores the role of inflammation in the development of seizures by optimizing a multi-faceted model of neuroinflammation for use in her lab. Sasha intends to expand her neuroscience training at Oxford. She hopes to increase public awareness around neuroscience through thoughtful science translation initiatives, both globally and in her home country, South Africa. Sasha is a compassionate and adventurous woman who loves cooking for friends and family, hiking and painting when she is not in the lab.