Skanda is a 5th year Medical student at Oxford. In Pre-clinical School, he developed an interest in Physiology and elected to undertake a BA in Cardiac, Respiratory and Renal Biology. The university awarded him an Association of Physicians Prize for his research into calcium signalling within the sinoatrial node and its implications for cardiac peacemaking. This research was later recognised at a national level upon winning a Physiological Society Rob Clarke Award. Skanda has since published research articles in Frontiers Immunology and the American Journal of Cardiology and has presented at both national and international conferences. In his role as Events, Reps & Societies Officer, he hopes to encourage collaboration between cardiovascular societies across the UK in order to better deliver BUCA’s central goals of education and research for undergraduates that share an interest in cardiovascular medicine.