Sandra Keerthisinghe completed a doctorate degree focused on cell biology and molecular genetics in the Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016. Her graduate work concentrated on optimizing live cell, time lapse, spinning disk imaging techniques to characterize microtubule mediated mechanisms underlying plant cell morphogenesis. During this time, she was also a laboratory manager and trained students and staff in basic microscopy techniques. After graduating, she taught a large first year cell biology course at UBC. Sandra joined the HTCB in 2018, where she continues to pursue her interests in live-cell imaging and image based statistical analysis.