Yuvika Vandayar has achieved a Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Anatomy, followed by a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) (Summa Cum Laude) in Physiology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently a MPhil Biomedical Forensic Science candidate within our Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Cape Town. As part of the molecular research group, her research focuses on sudden unexpected death in young (SUDY). Moreover, she is a member of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) and South African Academy of Forensic Sciences (SAAFS). In her capacity as Scientific Officer, she assists the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology with laboratory management, teaching support, health and safety, and administrative aspects.