Jyoti Ahlawat is a Ph.D. Research Associate (NIH sponsored FYRIS program) and Dr. Keelung Hong Chemistry Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Her research focus involves developing materials and testing them invitro to develop therapeutics against the gravest of human diseases such as Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). She has published more than 16 papers in reputed journals. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in 2015 with cum laude. She is a recipient of the title “Rising Star in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” at the 10th IEE International Conference on nanomaterials and applications (IEEE-NAP 2020). She has also won Best presentation awards at the 26th Annual BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS-2019), Graduate Expo (2018), and 8th International conference on smart materials, structure, and systems (ISSS-2017). In addition, she has also received various travel awards (2018-2020) and four research awards (2019-2021), and graduate scholarships (2019-2020). She is an Editorial board member of the Journal Future Trends in Nanotechnology.