Gayathree Karthikkeyan has obtained M.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India. Her Master’s dissertation was deciphering the “Role of early growth response-1 protein in Gestational Diabetes mellitus”. She has been working as Junior Research Fellow in Vision research Foundation, Chennai during which she worked on “Elucidating the role of Egr-1 in diabetic retinopathy in mediating vascular abnormalities”. She is funded by Council of Scientific and Research after qualifying the CSIR-NET JRF examination. At CSBMM she is involved in proteomic analysis of neurological disorders.