Madhu Khatri is a nanotoxicologist and an assistant professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her research focuses on the toxic effects of nanoparticles on biological systems. While a lot of people are researching the various applications of nanoparticles, she thinks it is important to also understand their harmful effects as they can easily enter the body through skin or inhalation.
In this conversation, she talks about the early influences that shaped her research. About her experience of motherhood, she says, “It’s an irreversible change.” She concludes by emphasising the importance of support systems in order to balance work and life.