Nagasuma Chandra obtained her PhD from the University of Bristol, UK, as a Nehru Centenary British Fellow, in the area of structural biology and did her postdoctoral work at the Molecular Biophysics Unit at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She is currently a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry at the same institute at Bangalore and additionally affiliated with the Bioengineering and Mathematical biology initiatives. She works in the area of molecular systems biology, Genomic medicine and Bioinformatics has played a key role in the development of these areas in her Institute. Her research is interdisciplinary involving modelling complex biological processes and applying them to study human health and disease. Her research has led to the establishment of an IISc startup dedicated to precision medicine and health systems. She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy. She serves on the Editorial board of Current Research in Structural Biology.