This Indian Research Student From Meerut Has Decoded The Zika Virus Is Part Of The US Team

There has been a quantum leap in the discovery of a vaccine for the Zika virus, a team of scientists from United States’ Purdue University have for the first time successfully determined the structure of the virus. This could be a major breakthrough which may count for the better health for everyone in near future.

The seven-member team, comprising of researchers and doctoral students, published a paper on their findings in the journal Science last week on March 31.


And the youngest member from the team is a 29-year-old, Devika Sirohi, an Indian-origin doctoral student. The landmark discovery was done over a period of vigorous work of four months.

 Sirohi said as per The Times of India reports, “It will help doctors and researchers to find a cure for the deadly disease that has been reported in 33 countries.”

Home Minister Rajnath Singh congratulate the girl on Twitter:

Here is all you need to know about the young Indian woman scholar who is a part of the landmark medical discovery:

  • Sirohi was born and brought up in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh from where she did her schooling
  • She did her Bachelors in bio-chemistry from Delhi University and MSc from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai



  • In 2011, She went to Purdue University to pursue PhD in Structure and Maturation of Flatviruses.
  • Both her parents are Delhi-based doctors. Her mother is a paediatrician while her father is a pathologist.

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