The Early Careers Committee hosted a panel called Biosciences in India: Directions, Challenges and Opportunities at the 54th Annual Meeting to help shed light on common questions posed by postdocs from the US and Europe as they look at India as a possible destination for academic or industry careers, and to further illustrate collaborative research opportunities with India. Panelists Jyotsna Dhawan of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Sudipta Maiti of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and Mrinalini Puranik of the National Centre for Biological Sciences emphasized India’s burgeoning resources in the way of funding, facilities, and initiatives for young scientists.

For scientists at all stages of considering a career in India—from those thinking about it as a remote possibility to those weighing the pros and cons to those packing their bags for Mumbai—panelists recommended building relationships with faculty in India and keeping this communication open every step of the way. The faculty is approachable and very willing to answer questions. For more information, visit

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