Mrinnanda Bhattacharya is completing her Integrated Masters degree in Systems Biology from University of Hyderabad. She is currently doing her Master's thesis project in TIFR Hyderabad under the guidance of Dr. Aneesh T Veetil. Her research interests lie in finding the cellular and molecular causes of several neurodegenerative diseases, and to find a cure for the same. She is also very interested in understanding the workings of the human brain and how different thoughts shape us to be different people. In her free time she likes writing stories, and spending time with family and friends.