Name: Disha Vedpathak
Birth Place: Mumbai
Academic Qualification: BSc Biotechnology from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, India (2012-2015)
MSc Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India (Admission batch: 2017)
Languages you speak or write: English, Marathi, Hindi
What do you do?
I am a senior research fellow at an ICMR lab, which is in part a diagnostic as well as a research lab. Our department works in the field of pediatric immunology, so we diagnose kids with primary immunodeficiency.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
Biology has always interested me, and I like to know why some things are present in nature or how they work pertaining to biology. I chose to work in the field of Immunology because it has a very apparent value in the field of healthcare. It's nice to see that the work scientists do is translated into clinically feasible solutions in the form of treatment, therapy, or diagnostic protocols that help patients. It's fulfilling and inspiring.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, I immensely love reading. The Gene by Siddharth Mukherjee.
What is your favorite dish?
How would your friend describe you?
Who would you like to travel with?
Family and Friends
Mention your favorite subjects.
What is your least favorite subject?
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
Lack of empathy at social, institutional or systemic level
If your journey were a movie, what would it be called?
What are you passionate about?
When I published my first scientific article.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
Paint & Bake
What do you hate the most?
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
What is your dream travel destination?
Where would you like to work in the future?
Finally, a quote you relate to:
We live not as we wish to, but as we can- Menander