Dr Mitali Mukerji, PhD, FNASc is Professor and Head of Dept of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Jodhpur. She was formerly a Chief Scientist at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology and was involved in setting up key genomics initiatives in the area or Rare genetic disorders, population genomics, functional genomics of repetitive sequences and Ayurgenomics. She has a PhD in molecular genetics from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (1997). Her research is in the broad area of understanding human genome structure and variation for its application in the discovery of biomarkers for predicting susceptibility to diseases, understanding human phenotypes and environmental adaptations and mapping mutational histories. She had been the convenor of the Indian Genome Variation Consortium project which provided the first comprehensive genetic landscape of the Indian populations. She has been involved in co-developing a new area of research “Ayurgenomics” which aims to integrate Ayurveda with modern medicine through genomics and was the program director of CSIR’s Ayurgenomics Unit TRISUTRA. The unit at present houses the Centre of Excellence on Applied developments in Ayurveda, Prakriti and Genomics supported by the m/o AYUSH. Her group has provided the first evidence for molecular correlates of Prakriti that lead to identification of a predictive biomarker for high altitude adaptation. She has been recipient of a number of national awards, the CSIR Young Scientist’s Award (2001), DBT young woman scientist award (2008) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award (2010), Vasvik Award (2016) and is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences. She is also the board member of International Consortium on Human Phenomics.