• Smita Jain


    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 Biologists.

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

  • Manupriya

    Program Manager (Science Communication), IndiaBioscience

    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

  • 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 a brief stint in the biopharmaceutical industry, Navodita joined IndiaBioscience to pursue her passion of science communication. She is responsible for connecting with educators to promote a healthy network pertaining to innovative pedagogy. She also collaborates with Azim Premji University to prepare articles for their middle-school educator targeting magazine “I Wonder”.

Past Team Members