I am a Senior Principal Investigator and head of the MitoSENS program at SENS Research Foundation. I completed my graduate studies at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Subsequently, through an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship, I obtained further training at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University where I studied mitochondrial biogenesis with a focus on protein import and the fusion and fission mechanisms in the organelle. I have over 20 years of experience in mitochondria biology and I am passionate about applying my skills to understand and in finding tangible therapies to address the various diseases as a consequence of mitochondrial dysfunction. I am particularly interested in the role(s) that mitochondria play in aging and age-related diseases.