Bushra Saad M. Alharbi completed her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science at Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia. Following this, she worked as a teaching assistant in the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Department at the same university for two semesters. She is currently studying for her master’s degree in biotechnology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Having completed the coursework, Bushra is now doing her research project under the supervision of Dr. Hosam Zowawi and has joined the Zowawi Group at UQCCR. The research project focuses on the establishment a robust sample preparation for bacterial typing using targeted mass spectrometry.