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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Role: Alumni

anaka aiyar

Dr. Anaka Aiyar

Anaka Aiyar was a postdoctoral associate at TCI until 2020, when she joined the University of Nevada, Reno, as an assistant professor of economics. At TCI, her research explored the mechanisms that explain why states in India have had disparate…

Dr. Amit Anshumali

Amit Anshumali graduated from Cornell University with a PhD in development sociology. He has since joined the University of Chicago as the Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology in the Division of Social Sciences. While at Cornell, Amit’s work focused…

Bindvi Arora

Bindvi Arora earned her PhD in food science and technology in 2022. Her research interests include the development of novel food products and improving existing popular foods that can cater to nutritionally deficient populations through innovations in processing technology and…

Dr. Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar

Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar received his PhD in food science and technology at Cornell University in 2020. He is now a senior research scientist at PepsiCo. His research focused on developing novel iron-rich microalgae composites and exploring their utility as potential…

Dr. Jocelyn Boiteau

Jocelyn Boiteau is a postdoctoral associate at TCI. She is interested in food systems and how they shape food environments and food security. Jocelyn is continuing the research on food loss and waste she began as a TCI scholar. Her…

Dr. Sunaina Dhingra

Sunaina Dhingra is an associate professor in the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy at O.P. Jindal Global University in India. She was a postdoctoral associate at TCI. Her research addressed the extent to which early childhood (pre-school) exposure…

Phil Frost

Phil was a TCI scholar until his graduation in December 2016. Phil’s research in the field of soil health centered on the development of an appropriate soil health assessment framework for Indian agriculture. He worked in collaboration with TCI’s partner…
Soumya Gupta

Dr. Soumya Gupta

Soumya Gupta is a research economist at TCI. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture, and maternal and child nutrition. She is currently associated with TCI’s TARINA project and is working on activities centered on research…

Anshuman Gupta

Anshuman Gupta received his Master of Public Administration with a concentration in international development studies from Cornell University in 2020. His primary interests lie in agriculture economics and he is passionate about creating sustainable value chains to enhance smallholder farmer…

Kavya Krishnan

Kavya Krishnan earned her PhD in the field of soil and crop sciences in 2022. Her primary research interest is soil health – particularly its effects on food security. For the fieldwork component of her doctorate, she worked with India-based…