In Focus: Madhungi Vaidyanathan


The following article is part of our Featured Authors section, that will give you a glimpse of the life, dreams and thoughts of our amazing writers. We, at would like to thank all our authors for their valuable contributions in enriching our community. 


Today, the author in focus is Madhungi Vaidyanathan from USA. She is a doting mother of two wonderful children and an aspiring scientist. 

Here are a list of a recent articles written by Madhungi for our website. 

Over to Madhu now…

I am Madhungi, fondly called as Madhu, an author of Biotechin.Asia. I have been contributing articles regularly for a while now and I am quite happy to work with this team, because I am getting to know a lot in the medical and biotech field and it really gives me confidence when I talk to others.

I majored in the science group in high school and biology was and is my favorite subject. I then chose my career in biochemistry and loved the subject, especially immunology and medical biochemistry.

After my Master’s, I was teaching in a college for couple of years and then I was very fortunate to get an opportunity to work in a CSIR Institute in Chennai, India. I couldn’t pursue it longer as I got married and came to USA. Then for the past few years I have been a home maker.

I am much elated being married to a wonderful man and blessed with two lovely children. But one thing was nagging me always; in the corner of my mind, I always regretted quitting my job, just because of moving to another country where I was not able to work or pursue a career legally due to visa regulations and so on.

20160404_144316Interestingly, this gap in my career gave me an opportunity to learn crocheting and quilling! Initially I started making clothes etc. for my children, but now I love to crochet various innovative projects that are decorative too. I would say these are definitely my stress relievers rather than my hobbies 🙂

And now, after a huge break, the second phase of my career has started. I chose to intern first so that I can get the hang of things working in a lab before I actually get back full on in the research field. So, my present internship is in a research lab and I am really happy now, managing both career and family life effectively, and looking forward to continuing the same in the future.