Prof. Rama Jayasundar, Department of NMR, AIIMS, New Delhi has an unique and unusual career trajectory. A PhD alumnus of University of Cambridge (UK), she is trained in physics and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). While pioneering biomedical NMR work in India, she enrolled for the 5 1/2 years medical degree in Ayurveda (BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) as a full time student at the age of 41. She is the only one at both the national and international levels to hold dual degrees in Physics and Ayurveda.
Her current research interests harness the distinctive facets of her expertise (NMR, physics, Ayurveda and Allopathy) to shed light on the scientific basis and working of Ayurveda.