Zeenat Farooq, PhD, is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Dr Zeenat obtained her PhD in Biotechnology and Epigenetics at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, India. Her PhD thesis focused on the exploring the role of Vgl 1 in transcriptional gene silencing in Schizo Saccharomyces Pombe. Dr Zeenat is the author of a book and journal articles about epigenetics and chromatin remodeling and is involved in other scientific activities. She is the recipient of various awards and honors including CSIR-UGC, ASRB-NET, GATE, Merit scholarship, RA ship from ICMR. She has been working as Science column writer for the magazine Kashmir Life since 2015.