Dr Uma Ramakrishnan is an Indian molecular ecologist, received a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. She is working as a professor at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore. Her lab has developed methods to conduct population monitoring and landscape/population genetics with tiger faecal samples. Her research investigates population genetics and evolutionary history of mammals in the Indian subcontinent, including work to save India’s tigers.She is the first Indian to receive the Parker-Gentry Award. In July 2019, she was elected as a fellow to the Indian National Science Academy.