• Lakshmi Ganesan

    Web Coordinator

    Lakshmi graduated with a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami, Florida. She did her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Ilya Levental, where she studied the compositional asymmetry in lipid distribution across the plasma membrane bilayer. Through her work, she acquired a strong interest and a fascination for demystifying complex biological phenomena using the visual medium. As a part of the team IndiaBioscience, she primarily coordinates its website presence, and will be illustrating for its communication and outreach initiatives. lakshmi [at] indiabioscience [dot] org

  • Manjula Harikrishna

    Program Associate

    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

  • Manoj Rangan

    Program Associate (Education)

    Manoj has earned a Masters in Bioinformatics from Bonn University, Germany. He was a part of the research team at Forschungszentrum Jülich and then of the business development team at C-CAMP. He has also been a part of other corporate and startup firms at managerial level. He hopes to use his past experience to help expand IndiaBioscience's outreach activities and create educator-related resources. His interests are photography, traveling and designing. manoj [at] indiabioscience [dot] org

  • Navodita Jain

    Science Education and Communication Coordinator

    With a PhD in cell biology, and experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Navodita joined IndiaBioscience to pursue her passion for science communication. She is responsible for connecting educators to promote a network for catalysing innovative pedagogy. She is the editor of our 'education' page. She collaborates with Azim Premji University in editorial capacity to prepare articles for their middle-school science teacher targeted magazine “I Wonder”. navodita[at]indiabioscience[dot]org

  • Shreya Ghosh

    Program Manager - Science Communication

    Shreya completed her PhD in the field of neuroscience from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. After spending some time as a freelance science writer, she joined IndiaBioscience to further her passion for science communication, outreach and education. As program manager for science communication at IndiaBioscience, she hopes to participate in giving a voice to and engaging with the scientific community in India. shreya [at] indiabioscience [dot] org

  • Smita Jain

    Executive Director

    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, 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. She is deeply motivated to take the activities of IndiaBioscience to all possible corners of the country and make a strong knit network of Indian life science researchers and professionals. smita (at) indiabioscience (dot) org

Past Team Members