Prof. Nancy Malla was awarded M.B.B.S. degree by Punjab University, Chandigarh, India in 1968 and received M.D. (Microbiology) degree from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India in December, 1975. She worked as faculty member in the departments of Microbiology, Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir; Medical College, Jammu; Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, and is currently holding post of Professor at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. In recognition of her diagnostic and research capabilities, she was awarded many National level Academic Awards and British Council Fellowship. She is fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India and member of many National and International Academic Societies. She was presented 'Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Travel Award, Honorable mention' by the American Society for Microbiology in 2010.