Siddra Maryam is currently a PhD researcher at Tyndall national Institute. She holds a BS and MS degree in Physics from Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan. During her BS, she worked on magnetic materials and was awarded with the Talent Farming Scholarship (TFS) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. After her undergraduate studies she did an internship at Pakistan Institute of Technology for Minerals and Advanced Engineering Materials (PITMAEM), Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR). As a MS student, she was awarded with the Indigenous Scholarship by HEC, Pakistan in order to improve the hardness of aluminum alloy using lasers. After her MS, she was funded by HEC to work on anodic aluminum oxide membranes. During the same period, she was also a visiting lecturer. Later she was appointed as a lecturer under the Higher Education Department (HED), Pakistan.
During her career she also supervised students in their final year project. Currently as a member of Biophotonics team at Tyndall, she is working on early stage detection of oral and gastrointestinal cancer. Her research interests include magnetic materials, alloys, lasers, MEMS, spectroscopy techniques for healthcare applications and point-of-care diagnosis devices.