Lewis McFarlane


PhD Science


My goal is to become an academic in the field of Medicinal chemistry so that I can use my passion for chemistry to help people. This scholarship has allowed me to focus on my studies during my final year of university and now during my PhD.

I am in the process of conducting postgraduate research looking into broadening our understanding of the chemistry associated with a range of protein-based diseases, including Alzheimer’s.

I am incredibly honoured to be chosen as a Pinnacle Foundation scholar. Words can’t quite describe how amazing it feels to have so many members of your community cheering you on in life and wanting you to succeed.

The mentoring program associated with the scholarship will allow me to gain insight into being a proud LGBTQI+ individual in science. I hope that one day I am able to help increase LGBTQI+ representation.