priyanka joshi
Indian-origin biochemist Priyanka JoshiDowning College Cambridge website

An Indian-origin biochemist has been featured on Vogue magazine's 25 most influential and aspirational women in the United Kingdom. Priyanka Joshi, a 29-year-old biochemist, was chosen for her cutting-edge research work on Alzheimer's disease.

Currently working as a research fellow at Downing College in Cambridge, Joshi has been touted for her work that focuses on Alzheimer's disease.

According to Vogue, the young biochemist has been identified for "building a 'library' of drug-like molecules to target irregular proteins that cause degenerative brain diseases."

With dementia now the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, her early breakthroughs and research could not be more vital.

She was listed alongside actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle, bestselling author JK Rowling and human right lawyer Amal Clooney among others.

Joshi has already made a mark in the scientific community, and was featured on the Forbes list of 30 under 30 Europe in Science and Healthcare shortly after completing her Ph.D.

All you need to know about Priyanka Joshi:

  • She did her Master of Science from the University of Pune and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her doctorate.
  • Joshi was honored the Salje medal for the best Ph.D. in sciences in 2015
  • She was also awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship
  • The 29-year-old had also received biochemical society scientific outreach grant in 2015
  • She has dedicated her life to find a drug to treat the disease and is featured on Forbes list of 30 under 30 Europe in Science and Healthcare
  • Joshi was born in the year 1989

The complete list of 25 most influential women in the United Kingdom:

  1. Sinead Burke 
  2. Grace Ladoja 
  3. Priyanka Joshi
  4. Karen Blackett 
  5. Dua Lipa 
  6. Ruth Davidson 
  7. Carolyn McCall 
  8. Letitia Wright
  9. Maria Balshaw 
  10. Edie Campbell 
  11. Amal Clooney 
  12. Hannah Anderson 
  13. Vicky Featherstone 
  14. Carole Cadwalladr, Amelia Gentleman and Katharine Viner 
  15. Meghan Markle 
  16. Yana Peel 
  17. Adwoa Aboah
  18. Brenda Hale 
  19. Stella McCartney 
  20. Antonia Romeo 
  21. Collette Roche 
  22. Natalie Kingham 
  23. Orla Doherty 
  24. Sue Y Nabi 
  25. JK Rowling