Kasturi, Sudhita


Sudhita Kasturi has degrees in Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Delhi and the University of Maryland at College Park respectively. She did her graduate work in chemistry at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. While in graduate school, her work at Sandia National Laboratories encompassed DNA intercalation and porphyrin chemistry. In her work with talented and gifted students, she taught a yearlong Cell and Molecular Biology class developed by Towson University’s Bioscience Education and Outreach Program and assisted in a yearlong Physics class, training middle school students in maintaining an accurate and complete college-style laboratory notebooks. She also taught classes in Integrated Science to students ranging in age from first grade to high school. Sudhita was invited to speak at the 2013 and 2016 Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers’ conference about reintegrating science education. She also teaches DIY “biohacking” classes at Nova Labs, a makerspace in Reston, VA. Sudhita is the mother of two sons, one of whom she still homeschools and one who attends high school.