Interview and video by Cyrus Khan
Mahak Sharma is a cell biologist and assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali. Her work deals with understanding how cargo is trafficked inside cells.
In this conversation, she talks about her area of study and the early influences in her life that inspired her to follow the path of research. She stresses on the importance of having a supportive spouse and family for women to succeed in their careers. She also reminds parents to not curb the creativity of their kids.
Read the full interview with Mahak here.
This is part of a series of profiles of Indian women scientists whose research has been funded by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance. This article was first published on Firstpost. We are thankful for a grant from India Alliance towards this series that has allowed us to invite voices of fellow science writers on this project.