Dr Lakshmi Ramachandran
Science writer, Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Lakshmi Ramachandran is a science writer at the Science Communications unit at the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore. She is also the outreach coordinator and women in science (WIS) committee member at MBI that strives to create equal opportunities for women in all areas of science. As part of MBI-WIS, she has organized career talks as well as self-development workshops for junior scientists. She was also part of an institute level outreach activity that hosted the UN Women Singapore committee’s “Girlstopioneer” that is committed to encourage more girls to enter STEM. Lakshmi graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology and is the recipient of the Dean’s award for outstanding dissertation research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Following this she worked at Astrazeneca India, as a post-doctoral fellow in drug discovery.