Following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Goteborg, Sweden, Dr Raman returned to South Africa and joined the Malaria Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). During her 10 year tenure there she established and led a successful research programme focusing primarily on understanding the emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance within southern Africa. Antimalarial resistance marker data generated by the laboratory as part of a robust surveillance programme has been used to inform antimalarial drug policy in Eswatini, South Africa and Mozambique. Following the restructuring of the SAMRC, Dr Raman moved her research programme to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, where in line with national policy, research activities within her laboratory are now directed to towards assisting South Africa achieve its malaria elimination goal. The laboratory is currently investigating novel techniques and technologies aimed at improving malaria case detection and treatment practices within southern Africa in partnership with collaborators from other SADC countries and research organizations including the Universities of Cape Town, Pretoria, Namibia and California-San Francisco. Dr Raman is an active member of regional research networks including the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa, the Antiparasite Roll-out Group, the Southern African Drug Efficacy Network and the Elimination 8 Initiative.