Sudha Bhattacharya (born 1952) is an Indian academic, scientist and a writer currently a professor in School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Her major interests are non coding RNAs including rRNA and retrotransposons of Entamoeba histolytica. Dr. Bhattacharya’s laboratory first detected Ribosomal RNA genes on Circular DNA and extensively studied processing of rRNA precursors and generation and functional role of SINEs and LINEs. Dr. Bhattacharya has published more than 120 papers and many of them are in highly reputed Journals. She has been awarded many prestigious fellowships/awards such as Robert McNamara Fellowship (World Bank), Rockfeller Biotechnology Career Development, JC Bose Fellowship and she is a fellow of all three major science academies of the country.