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Ruchita Balasubramanian

Ruchita  Balasubramanian

Graduate student: Supervisor Dr Olivier Restif


Ruchita Balasubramanian is a current MPhil Student in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. Her thesis work was conducted in the Department of Physics, where she attempted to elucidate the dynamics of key regulatory genes responsible for fruit fly development through a live-imaging system. She has worked with institutions including the International Vaccine Institute conducting projects on a dengue fever outbreak in Burkina Faso, and helped to implement Japanese encephalitis vaccination campaigns in Indonesia. In 2018, she received the Princeton University Global Health Department’s Health Scholars Fellowship to conduct a project mapping antimicrobial resistance across India with the Institute of Integrative Biology at ETH Zurich and the Center for Disease Dynamics and Economic Policy. In 2019, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to assess the effectiveness of hospital sewage as a point of surveillance for clinical AMR in India.  

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioinformatics, Infectious Disease and Mathematical Modelling 


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Bioinformatics