Originally from India, I got my Bachelor and Master degrees in Biomedical Sciences, with a focus towards medicinal chemistry. I have had academic experience spanning three countries (India, The Netherlands and Germany) and now adding a fourth with the start of my PhD project (Italy). I am working at Cyanagen Srl, Bologna, Italy. The project is supervised by Dr Rossana Preciaccante (Cyanagen, Italy) and Professor Dr Norbert Gretz (University of Heidelberg, Germany) and involves the development of dyes/tracers that can be filtered by glomeruli, excreted by tubular secretion and reabsorbed by tubules. This would help diagnose kidney dysfunction at an early stage, and also more accurately.