Prof. Ranjana Pathania is a professor in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering in Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. She is a DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Senior Fellow. Professor Pathania joined IIT Roorkee in October 2007. Before joining IIT Roorkee, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McMaster University in Prof. Eric Brown’s lab. Prof. Pathania obtained her Ph.D. from CSIR-IMTECH Chandigarh, India in 2004. Her current research focus is to understand molecular mechanisms through which bacterial pathogens develop antibiotic resistance so as to develop potent strategies to discover novel antibacterial compounds. Her research has led to several seminal contributions in this direction.