Committee Members

Committee Members

Dr. Vandana Ramachandran

Co-founder of Singapore Women in Science (SgWIS),
Founder of A*STAR Postdoc Society (A*PECSS),
Coach for Women in STEM and leadership

Dr. Laxmi Iyer

Science communicator,
Ex co-founder and managing editor of,
Currently,working in the Corporate Communications team of Singapore National eye centre,
Astaunch advocate for women in science and environmental issues.

Dr. Natasa Bajalovic

PhD grad from Nanyang Technological University, currently rocking as a Senior Research Fellow at SUTD. My love affair with science is as deep as the mysteries it holds, but don’t let that fool you—I’ve got a witty side that’s always raring to go! Proud member of SgWIS since 2017, dedicated to fostering collaboration and diversity within the scientific community.

Dr. Lakshmi Ramachandran

Experienced Keynote speaker and an award-winning ICF-certified, executive coach, helping people advance through better visibility, voice, and self-confidence. She currently works at the NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates.

Dr. Anne Bendt

Principal Investigator and Deputy Director, Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING)

Ms. Maanasa Ravikumar

PhD Candidate & SINGA Scholar, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, A*STAR | Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Dr. Sarah Chan

Deputy Director, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Enterprise A*STAR

Past Committee Members

Ms. Cheryl McCaffery

Mentor to Technology Transfer Offices in SE Asian region, World Intellectual Property Organisation | Co-founder, SgWIS

Ms. Anouk Hungate

Consultant, ACH Ventures