Dr. Vidya is currently a Research Scientist at an upcoming cultivated meat company based in Berkeley, California. She received her Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore in 2018. Her research focused on developing bioactive polymeric scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration applications.
2013 -2018: Doctoral candidate (School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, Singapore).
2012 - 2013: M.Tech - Medical Nanotechnology, SASTRA Deemed University, India.
2008 -2012: B.Tech - Bioengineering, SASTRA Deemed University, India
2020- Present: Scientist at New Age Meats, California.
2018 -2019: Research Fellow, NTU, Singapore.
- Technical and Entrepreneurial lead, Lean Launchpad, SG.
2013: Research intern (MIT- Harvard (BAMM Labs))
2012: Indian Academy of Sciences Fellowship Recipient
(National Chemical Laboratory, Pune - May 2012)
Awards and Achievements:
2019 Finalist at the Falling Walls Lab, Singapore.
2019 Young Scientist Award - VENUS International Foundation, India.
2018 Chair of the Young Researchers’ Symposium at European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Poland.
2018 Recipient of the Women in Engineering, Science and Technology Conference Grant awarded jointly by The Julia and Ken Gouw Foundation and Nanyang Technological University.
2018 Best Doctoral Thesis Commendation Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2017 Title Winner of the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition organised by Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (IOM3), held in Perth, Australia.
During her post doctoral term, Vidya spearheaded various academia-industrial collaborative projects in Singapore. She is a mentor at LOTUS STEMM, serves as the Community Manager of San Francisco Bay Area at 3DHEALS and is actively engaged in tutoring University and Junior college students for various competitive examinations including MCAT, BMAT, IB Biology and IB Chemistry.
Over the last couple of years, Vidya has been actively involved in research pertaining to sustainability within the agro-food sector, in addition to following her interests in the biomedical engineering domain. She enjoys traveling, reading and Indian classical music.