Senior Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. She did her MD Pathology at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She had her training in Neuropathology at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK. She established the neuropathology services in her laboratory in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is actively involved in the diagnosis of Neurooncology, Neuroinfections and neuromuscular diseases. She published a large series of mitochondrial myopathies with particular emphasis on chronic progressive external opthalmoplegia on muscle biopsy and genetics. Her other contributions include proteomic studies in human gliomas and CNS fungal infections.