An accomplished scientist and experienced professional, armed with a Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences. She is working as a Principal Scientist in the Aquatic Environment and Health management Division of the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. She possesses comprehensive experience in aquatic animal diseases & their diagnostic research encompassing embryonic stem cell biology, nanotoxicology, and immunotoxicology. A recognized researcher in the field of fish disease diagnosis and therapy with an enviable track record of scientific achievements through publications as well as researching and implementing new scientific concepts and procedures. More than 50 publications comprising papers in international journals and national journals and book chapters. She has 1483 citations to her name and has achieved an i10 index of 29.