Yamuna Krishnan

Professor of Chemistry, The University of Chicago

Yamuna Krishnan is Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago since 2014. She received a PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2002 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and was an 1851 Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research group pioneered the use of DNA-nanotechnology to study living cells and taking DNA-nanotechnology into the world of precision medicine. Selected honors include the Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences in 2017, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, the INSA Young Scientist Medal, the Wellcome-Trust DBT Senior Research Fellowship and the YIM Boston Young Scientist Award. She was featured on Cell's top 40 under 40 of scientists that are shaping current and future trends in Biology and the LSDP's Top 100