Disha Kashyap

Oxford, UK

2022 Global Leadership Initiative

Disha GLI Disha Kashyap

Disha is currently studying on a doctoral training programme at Oxford, DPhil Chemistry in Cells - engaging in multidisciplinary research that applies principles of chemistry to outstanding problems in biology and medicine. She has a passion for tinkering and creating low cost medical devices - most recently, she has worked on adapting smartphones into microscopes for blood glucose monitoring in diabetes. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. Outside of her academic pursuits, Disha runs a non-profit that ’wo’mentors young girls in India from underprivileged backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM. She is also an avid reader, a keen debater and trained pianist. Disha is a member of Exeter College.