Conversation with Madhu Khatri

Interview and video by Cyrus Khan

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.
Read our detailed interview with Madhu here

Conversation with Mahak Sharma

Interview and video by Cyrus Khan

Mahak Sharma is a cell biologist and Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali. Her work deals with understanding how is cargo trafficked inside the cells.

In this conversation with Cyrus Khan, she talks about her research and the early influences in her life that inspired her to follow the path of research. She stresses 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 our detailed interview with Mahak here