Shubha Tole, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Biography: Shubha Tole obtained her BSc in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (1987). Her MSc and PhD are from Caltech, USA. She worked at the University of Chicago as a post-doctoral fellow, and then joined the Tata Institute in Mumbai, India as a faculty member in 1999. Tole has been a recipient of the Infosys Science Foundation Award for Life sciences in 2014 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, India’s highest scientific honour awarded by the CSIR, Govt. of India in 2010. She has also been awarded the Research Award for Innovation in Neurosciences (RAIN) by the Society for Neuroscience in 2008, the National Woman Bioscientist award by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2008), the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (a prestigious young scientist award) by the Department of Science in Technology, Govt. of India (2005), and the Wellcome Trust Senior International Fellowship (1999). She has several publications in leading International Journals. Tole actively engages in public outreach via workshops in schools and colleges, and has chaired as well as presented Café Scientifiques organized by the British Council.