• Smita Jain

    Associate Director, IndiaBioscience

    Smita has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the field of Cancer Biology. After exploring industry for couple of years, she moved into the field of scientific management. With her keen interest in management and ability to communicate, she played a key role in establishing the business and processes at C-CAMP, Bangalore. She also has experience of working as a research analyst with a digital content organization. 

    Her interests are being with nature, traveling and interacting with wide range of people on different topics.

  • Harini Barath

    Program Manager (Science Communication), IndiaBioscience

    Harini is a physicist by training. Her research uses spectroscopic techniques, including Raman and neutron scattering, to reveal the structure and behavior of materials under extreme physical conditions. More recently, she has developed an active interest in communicating the excitement of science to a larger audience. Through science writing, she contributes to science research and education in ways that reach further than the laboratory.

  • Deepti Chandraprakash

    Program Associate

    With a Master's and work experience in bioinformatics, Deepti has been exposed to diverse work cultures in different countries. She has also been part of young research team in NCBS focused on bacterial expression system. Her aim is to enhance the thrust and reach of basic science coupled with the ability to connect to a larger varied community of students and researchers, in places across India and abroad. deepti [at] indiabioscience [dot] org

  • Reeteka Sud

    Education Coordinator

    A neuroscientist by training, Reeteka is working on education initiatives at India Bioscience, including editing and writing for "I Wonder" magazine (by Azim Premji Foundation, geared towards middle school science teachers). Her passion for revamping science education brought her to IndiaBioscience. She also works with the Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education (CUBE) initiative towards the same objective. reeteka[at]indiabioscience[dot]org

  • Manjula Harikrishna

    Project Assistant

    Learning new things fascinates Manjula who has a Master’s degree in Microbiology and MBA in Human Resource Management. She has a diverse background, having held many roles in the fields of Biology and Management—as a teacher for reputed School, as a Junior Research Fellow in a Plant Biotechnology Department and as a Manager in the Health Care Industry. Her interest in Research, Education and Administration has brought her to IndiaBioscience, where she is closely associated with Research Community, Engaging in Science Administration and Community building. manjula [at] indiabioscience [dot] org

  • Manupriya


    Manupriya writes on science, health and agriculture. She has a masters degree in Genetics. A few years into her PhD she decided to quit bench science to pursue science writing. She has written for Down to Earth, Nature India, IndiaSpend, Current Science and TheBMJ. At IndiaBioscience she hopes to write more about Indian science and help in building a connected community of Indian biologists

Past Team Members