Harini Swaminathan


Harini Swaminathan

With a passion to work for improving health conditions in India, Harini is enrolled at the Academy under the project “Linkages of HDI to nutrition in a transient economy of India”. She graduated with a gold medal from Amity University with an M.Tech in Biotechnology. She has hands-on experience of core laboratory techniques and research methodology while working on plant molecular biology at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation. Catapulting herself into the field of neuroscience research she worked on genetic aberrations and copy number variations in schizophrenia at the University of Madras. She won the prestigious Prudential Foundation Global Citizens Scholarship in 2013 where her idea of research changed after her stint at The Washington Center, Washington, D.C. where she worked with the government on commercialisation of ideas into tangible products. Her interest in the field of policy making, education, economics, global relations and civics has motivated her to work on her chosen field at the “Academy”. Apart from her geeky side, she enjoys being outdoors, swimming, water sports, trekking, loves travelling, reading and talking. Trained in Bharatanatyam and Kathak, she appreciates classical music, art and poetry. Being the daughter and sister of Army Officers, her love for the nation is foremost, always and ever!


Link to student’s project: IMURA0366