Feb 21, 2023
It is with great sadness that we share news of the untimely demise of our former student, Ms. Aishwarya Mandya. Aishwarya joined IBAB in 2015 as a Master’s student in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. She was intelligent, curious to learn, and had no hesitation in trying new experiments. For her Master’s thesis at IBAB, she designed and executed a study to identify circular RNAs in developing mouse brains using a bioinformatics approach and validated their expression experimentally. She also took courses in AI/ML to keep up with the demands of present-day data analysis and interpretation. She actively participated in various extracurricular activities at IBAB, and will be remembered as a disciplined student and quick learner with a cheerful disposition. After finishing her Master’s in 2017, she joined TIFR, Hyderabad, for her Ph.D. The faculty members, students and staff of IBAB convey their deepest condolences to Aishwarya’s family and friends.