Sangeeta Nath is an Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, MAHE, Bangalore. She is one of the Young Investigators selected to attend YIM 2020 in Mahabalipuram. In this invited article, she writes about the many turns in her journey as a scientist that finally led her to work on a problem that had fascinated her for years.
Karishma Kaushik is a recipient of the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. In this article, she writes about her experience of returning to India to establish her independent research group after several years in the US, and shares some advice for others planning the move.
Anindita Bhadra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science, IISER, Kolkata. She attended YIM 2015 as a YI. In this invited post she writes about her long-drawn struggle to get a permanent faculty position at her institute.
Arpita Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor at the Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore. She attended YIM 2017 as a YI. In this guest post, she writes about why she got back to a full-time research career after having quit it earlier.