Kamakshi Patti and Dr.Babu
Kamakshi Subramanyan, widely known as Adyar patti, is an 91-year old young social activist. Along with TD Babu, they had instituted SPARK, a civic organization which works on addressing Chennai’s plaguing civic issues. Some of SPARK’s key achievements include renovation of the Schmidt Memorial on Besant Nagar Beach and getting a park on 4th Avenue Besant Nagar. With an active 30 core volunteer team, they have been spearheading drives to sensitise local residents to the need for preserving the biodiversity of the area’s beaches, and campaigns for noise-free and litter-free beaches.
Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai
Eminent neuro biology scientist Vatsala Thirumali is Group Leader, Neural Circuits and Development Lab, at NCBS. She graduated from Anna Univeristy, Chennai with a B.Tech in Biotechnology. She finished Ph.D in Neuroscience from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA and completed Post Doctoral Fellowships in Neuroscience from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Vatsala focused on research in mechanisms that govern motor circuit function and development.
Vatsala demystified electric impulses that flow throughhuman body at the Jigayasa project event on June 9th.
Dr. Sowmya Sanak
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