Executive Director

Karishma is a physician-scientist who has led and been involved in a range of initiatives across the scientific landscape in India.

After her MBBS and MD in Clinical Microbiology from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Karishma moved to the US to pursue a PhD. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and returned to India as a Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow. She ran her independent research group at Savitribai Phule Pune University from 2018-2023.

In this new avatar as Executive Director, IndiaBioscience, she looks forward to expanding the impact of IndiaBioscience, by facilitating the scientific ecosystem across India, and fostering partnerships between communities in India and across the world.

karishma [at] indiabioscience [dot] org