Shubha Tole

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Shubha Tole
Born August 1967
Nationality Indian
Occupation Neuroscientist
Spouse(s) Sandip Trivedi
Children two

Shubha Tole (born August 1967) is a neuroscientist, Professor and Principal Investigator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. She is a recipient of various awards including the Infosys Prize in the Life Sciences category, won in 2014.


Tole received a BSc in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (1987), MSc and PhD from California Institute of Technology where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on surface markers of regionalization in the vertebrate nervous system.She uses "knockout" and RNAi techniques,in-utero perturbation techniques and tissue culture.

She is a recipient of the Infosys Prize, the Research Award for Innovation in Neurosciences by the Society for Neuroscience; the Government of India's National Woman Bioscientist award; a Swarnajayanti Fellowship; and a Wellcome Trust Senior International Fellowship (1999).[1][2][3] Tole is married to a fellow scientist, Sandip with two children.[4]


  1. ^ Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Faculty page: Shubha Tole
  2. ^ Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Principal Investigator: Shubha Tole
  3. ^ Subramanyam, Chitra (8 February 2008). "Armed to go". India Today
  4. ^ Scientist and Mommy,, accessed October 2012

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