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Yamuna Krishnan

    Yamuna earned her Bachelor's in Chemistry from Women's Christian College, Chennai in
    1994. She secured MS in chemical sciences in 1997 and PhD in organic chemistry in 2002
    both from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She worked as a post doctoral research
    fellow and an 1851 Research Fellow from 2001 to 2004 at department of Chemistry at
    University of Cambridge, UK. Yamuna and her team spent about 8 years at National Centre
    for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore, India pursuing cutting edge research in the
    areas related to structure and dynamics of nucleic acids, nucleic acid nanotechnology,
    cellular and subcellular technologies. She moved in August 2014 as Professor of Chemistry
    at the University of Chicago.

    Selected Recognitions

    2017 The Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences
    2016 Innovator of the Year, Association of Women in Science, Chicago
    2015 Scientific Innovations Award from the Brain Research Foundation
    2015 Chemical Science Emerging Investigator
    2014 Lo Spazio Della Politica’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014
    2014 AVRA Young Scientist Award
    2014 Cell’s 40 under 40: the next generation of thinkers in biology.
    2013 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Chemical Sciences
    2012 YIM-Boston Young Scientist Award
    2010 Wellcome Trust - DBT India Alliance Senior Award
    2009 Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal.
    2007 Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, Govt. of India.

Professor at University of Chicago

Email: yamuna[at]uchicago.edu

Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
E305A, Gordon Centre for Integrative Science
929 E., 57th Ellis Avenue. IL60637.

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