1992, BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, St Stephen's College, Univ. of Delhi; 1994, BA in Natural Sciences, Univ. of Cambridge; 1998, PhD in Biochemistry, Univ. of Cambridge; 1998, MA (Honorary), Univ. of Cambridge. 1998-99, postdoctoral fellow, Univ. of Cambridge. Since 1999, Research Scientist, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India. Published author of literary fiction; weekly columnist for a news webzine. Expertise/interests: research into Mycobacterium tuberculosis and dengue. Recipient of awards and honours: Cambridge Nehru Centenary Fellowship (1992); Scholarship, Pembroke College, Cambridge (1995); Associate Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (2003-06); Young Scientist Medal, UDCT, India (2006); Young Scientist Medal, Indian National Science Academy (2007).