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Ab-CSHLAbhinav Ph.D.: Co-founder of ClubSciWri, is a broad spectrum biologist and innovation enthusiast. He is actively involved in bench-based pediatric cancer research at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and alumni connectivity for his graduate school, Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India). He believes that “sculptors of science are the people who can convey the true sense of their creation and the nuances of their work which never get conveyed to the general audience even if they read their research paper or their company profile.”


Ananda, Ph.D.: Co-founder of ClubSciWri, works at the NYU (USA) Office of Industrial Liaison to make sure that NYU innovations are developed beyond bench and ultimately serves society to solve unmet needs. He likes to share ideas and stories through SciWri and create awareness in innovation, entrepreneurship, alternative careers for PhDs, sustainable development, biodiversity, environment, and leadership.


Imit pursued her Ph.D. from the University of Utah (USA) is currently pursuing her Postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein Medical College in Bronx, NY, USA. She has an expertise in preclinical drug development and regulatory protocol development and analytical chemistry focussed on Oncology. Her current work explores the signaling pathways involved in hematopoiesis and leukemia stem cells. She is passionate about medical and science communication.



Ipsa is a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. She wants to gather and spread interestingness. She prefers painting and drawing rather than writing. She posts as “ipsawonders” on Fb and Instagram.


Isha is currently pursuing her PhD in Stem cell research from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She loves reading and traveling.



Nida: Currently pursuing my final year PhD at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, University of Warwick, UK (2014 to present). I completed B.E., Biotechnology from Sir MVIT, Bangalore (2008-2012). Following which I worked as a Research Assistant in MRDG, IISc Bangalore for a period of 2 years (2012-2014). Apart from my love for research, I enjoy hiking, orienteering, and traveling to new cities – exploring history and culture.


Radhika completed her Ph.D. from Cornell University, NY, USA and is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research interests have centered around oncology and neuroimmunology. Among other things, she is striving to effectively communicate scientific discoveries to the community.


Sayantan Ph.D., is an IRTA postdoctoral visiting fellow at the National Institute on Aging – National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, USA. Apart from science, I invest my time in networking, organizing events, and consolidating efforts to build a platform for bringing together scientists and industry professionals to help spread the idea of alternate careers for life science graduates. When I am doing neither of these, I am busy bugging the other team members with my ideas. Ask them!

Somdatta Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. She is a curious soul that loves exploring newer places, cultures and meeting new people to inspire her.

Onkar Ph.D., is a computer scientist by Ph.D. and profession, currently pursuing a postdoc at IBM (USA). He is also an alumnus of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is an avid reader and internet-surfer; loves traveling, technology, languages, music; and likes to be a friendly person. He believes in the power of community and the power of democracy built through respectful discourse, and likes to think that leveraging these along with science and technology can solve most of the problems facing humanity. At ClubSciWri, his role is to come up with ways to make ClubSciWri data-savvy and technically smooth from the point of view of user experience.

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