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Vrinda Nair

Can we find new powerful antibiotics using artificial intelligence?

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Vrinda Nair is a doctoral candidate in physics who currently researches drug design for small molecules by implementing deep learning models. Her project focuses on antibiotic resistance and aims to find new antibiotic hybrids. She holds a Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology in biotechnology and was awarded the Young Investigator Award for her bachelor's thesis project on making biocolours.

Vrinda serves as treasurer for the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs at the American Physical Society. She is a published author-poet, artist, science communicator and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) mentor at the New York Academy of Sciences. She actively supports many causes, including women in STEM, supporting sci-artists and has volunteered with various organisations. Her doctoral research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs and Concordia.

Discipline

Physics

Languages

English, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil

Supervisor

Rachael (Ré) Mansbach


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