“Ever since I was in school, I always envisioned myself doing research as opposed to pursuing medicine like my peers. I wanted to work on something that would eventually help mankind to fight deadly diseases.

Transitioning to PhD at IISc from MSc seemed very familiar to me, since I had grown up in an academic environment of NCL Pune and IIT Kgp. My father is a professor at IIT Kgp and my mother has a degree in LLB as well as Mathematics…