Pulari holds a PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, as well as a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York in the USA and a Masters of Intellectual Property from the University of Technology Sydney.
Prior to joining the patent profession, Pulari worked as a Research Fellow at Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) at Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery in Brisbane. Pulari has published her academic research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. During her doctoral studies, Pulari worked on identifying novel potential therapeutic targets to treat breast cancer.
Pulari has experience in working in both academic and industrial environments, and has technical expertise in gene editing, cancer immunotherapies, high-throughput screening for small molecule drug discovery, cell-based assay development, cell culture, computational modelling of HIV infection, cell and molecular biology, stem cells, and microfluidics.