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Sujata Sharma

Dr. Sujata Sharma is a professor in the Department of Biophysics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded her the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian science awards, for her contributions to biosciences. She is also a recipient of the National Young Woman Bio scientist Award of the Department of Biotechnology, which was conferred to her by the President of India and Woman Scientist Award of the Biotech Research Society of India. She has been deeply passionate about Molecular Medicine and believes that unless we come out with complete honesty about our own flaws and imperfections, we cannot expect to be good role models for the youth. She is also the author of the book, The Secret of the Red Crystals, an autobiographical account of her days in AIIMS, New Delhi.


A Dragonfly’s Purpose

Books by Sujata Sharma

Life was almost perfect for Sujata Sharma, a professor in AIIMS, with every best-laid plan in place. She had been deeply involved with research and teaching, with an active family and social life, pursuing physical fitness. In just seven days, she found herself away from home, checked into a hospital, facing an uncertain future with a rare autoimmune disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome, which rendered her almost paralyzed.  The road back towards recovery was lon

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The Secret of the Red Crystals

Books by Sujata Sharma

In the year 1991, a young research student working in medical research embarks upon a scientific project on a red-coloured, mystical protein — Lactoferrin—which takes her on an enthralling magical and spiritual journey. The quest for the growing red crystals of Lactoferrin is fraught with difficulties and struggle. The final discovery of the molecular structure of the protein, after more than a decade, is an inspirational tale of how one can achieve their

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