Rashi Tiwari

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Manager – Academics
rtiwari at iihs dot ac dot in

PhD in Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland;
Masters in Medical Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh;
Post Graduate Diploma in Management, IMT-CDL, Ghaziabad;
Post Graduate Diploma in Bio-chemical Technology, University of Delhi;
Bachelors in Microbiology, L.A.D College, Nagpur University Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Academics & Research

At IIHS, Rashi is involved in managing the entire curriculum of the Urban Fellows Program from outreach to admissions to internships and placements.

She works in close coordination with the Faculty Members, operational team and all other relevant teams to streamline systems and processes required for smooth functioning of the ongoing as well as upcoming Academic Programs and its scaling up.

In her previous appointment at NCBS, she was involved in oversight of the functioning of the routine academic office activities. Was working in close coordination and interfacing with faculty, students, post docs, international visitors, interns, administrative support and a range of external parties to drive forward the various academic programs on the campus. Thus, she has been a key point of contact for students and researchers for advice on various academic policies of the organization.


After earning a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she continued with her scientific training and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute, Germany. Later on, pursued a 2year Diploma in Management, following which gained extensive experience in Scientific Administration at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore where she was managing the routine Academic Office activities.

Selected Publications
  1. Schneiter, R., & Tiwari, R. (2009) Sterol acetylation and export from yeast and mammalian cells: acetylation of sterols and steroids controls their export in yeast and mammalian cells. Germany: VDM Verlag.
  2. Tiwari, R., Köffel, R., & Schneiter, R. (2007). An acetylation /deacetylation cycle controls the export of sterols and steroids from S. cerevisiae. The EMBO Journal, 26(24), 5109-5119.
  3. Köffel, R., Tiwari, R., Falquet, L., & Schneiter, R. (2005). The Saccharomyces cerevisiae YLL012/YEH1, YLR020/YEH2, and TGL1 genes encode a novel family of membrane-anchored lipases that are required for steryl ester hydrolysis. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 25(5), 1655-1668.

For more details, see Google Scholar profile.