Akanksha Roberts completed her BSc in Biochemistry from Gujarat University (India) and her MSc in Forensic Biology and Biotechnology at the Gujarat National Forensic Sciences University. She then joined the PhD program at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad (India). As part of her PhD work, she developed a suite of viral diagnostic tests involving lateral flow and electrochemical detection.
Akanksha just joined HIRI as a postdoc. In the Beisel lab, she will be working on helping advance CRISPR-based diagnostics in the lab.
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