Here is a list of IARC team members. Short bio of team members will be uploaded soon.
Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya is a scientist and heads IARC. His interests span various aspects of astrobiology.
Sandeep Warrier is a physicist. His major research interest is Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs).
Dr. Kayzad Nilgiriwala is a biologist. His major area of research is microbiology.
Manan Desai is a biologist. His major area of research is biochemistry.
Dr. Yogesh Dound is involved in clinical & basic research. His major research interest is space physiology.
Nitesh Pandey is a pharmacist. His major research interests are reverse pharmacology and evolutionary medicine.
Atanu Chatterjee is a Complex Systems Theorist. His major interests lie in investigating nature and natural processes.
(this program is now on hold; it will be replaced with Research Internships program in late 2013)
Swastika Issar is a biologist and her major research interests include ecology and evolutionary biology.
Vijay Soni is a biologist. His major research interest is genetics and cell biology.
Charu Gupta is biotechnologist. Her major research interest is space microbiology.
Sonal Gharat is a Microbiologist. Her major research interest is life in extreme environments.
Apoorva Kulkarni is an ecologist. Her major research interest is exploring universality of life and intelligence.
Aditya Asopa is a veterinarian. His major research interest is evolution of life, complexity and intelligence.
Dr. S. Ramadurai is a research scientist. His recent research interest is astrobiology, especially, problems of biochemical origin of homochirality.
Madhav Londhe is a Physicist. His interests include physics, astronomy and x-rays.
Dr. V.C Tewari is a research scientist. His primary area of research is Geology with special interest in astrobiology.
Environment Focus Group
Dr Arun Dholakia is a biologist. His major area of academic research is biosciences. He heads the Environment Focus Group. He was also the head of the IYB 2010 Campaign and mentored IYF 2011 program..
Nehal Shah is a biologist. Her major area of research is biosciences.
IARC Centre for Science & Culture (Education & Outreach Division)
Jacob Shetty is the Chief Project Coordinator for Rio India Programs.
Poonam Jaiswal is a Project Coordinator with Rio India Programs.
Shweta Shelke is an Associate with Rio India Programs.
Mrs.Lakshmi Balakrishnan is a homemaker and physicist with innate interest in science especially cosmology and astronomy. She is also keenly interested in finding innovative ways to improve science communication.
Friends of IARC
Hemal Shah is a software developer and graphic designer. He is a science writer with innate interest in astronomy. He has extended his unconditional support to IARC since inception.
Amit Chavan is a graphic designer. His interests include photography and web designing.
Rajeshwari Sharma is a mathematician. Her interests include applications of vedic mathematics and history of numbers.
Vikram Virulkar is an amateur astronomer and the founder of Beyond Earth; an astronomy related edutainment initiative.
S Subramanya is a science enthusiast with keen interest in astronomy.