Sayali Deolankar obtained her M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology from VIT University, Vellore, India. She worked on a project entitled “Generation of fluorescent biosensor constructs for Src family of kinases”, at inStem-NCBS, Bangalore as part of her master’s dissertation. Later she worked as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences- Bangalore for a project entitled “Family based association study of glutaminergic genes with obsessive compulsive disorder in a South Indian population”. At CSBMM, she is involved in the proteomic analysis of neurological disorders.