Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
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Lakshmy is an Associate Fellow with ORF’s Centre for New Economic Diplomacy. 

Her work focuses on the intersection of biotechnology, health, and international relations, with a specific focus on global health security, biosecurity, and diplomacy. 

Lakshmy previously worked as a researcher and an educator, and is a regular contributor to publications, including Nature India and Down to Earth

Lakshmy earned her MA in International Relations from King’s College London, where her dissertation delved into the role of political actors and the media in framing Covid-19 as a security threat in India. She also holds a BSc and an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Adelaide and Manipal University, respectively. Lakshmy’s MSc dissertation explored the development of a vaccine candidate against dengue virus and culminated in the publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in Viral Immunology