Monisha Pathania was born in Pathankot, India, in 1989. She completed her undergraduation in Biotechnology from Guru Nanak Dev University, India in 2010. During her undergraduation, she was awarded Young Scientist Fellowship known as Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship (KVPY) (2008-2012) National Science Stream Scholars, by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
As an undergraduate, she did few summer internships at some prestigious Indian institutions. Later she obtained the Masters degree in Biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University, India in 2012.
Later that year she began her academic career by joining as Junior Research Fellow in the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India. During this period, she gained expertise in the field of molecular biology and work experience in Biosafety Level 3 laboratory.
Currently, Monisha is a Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellow within the ITN Translocation project and is enrolled in a PhD program under Prof. Bert Van Den Berg at the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB), Newcastle University, UK. Her project aims at “Understanding molecular biology of antibiotic permeation through outer membrane proteins of Vibrio cholerae”.