Nandini Katre, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Biochemistry & Biophysics, 1978, University of Pennsylvania
M.Sc., Chemistry, Honors & Distinction, 1972, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
B.Sc., Chemistry, Honors & Distinction, 1970, University of Bombay
Nandini V. Katre, Ph.D., was born and brought up in India, and came to the U.S for her PhD. studies in biochemistry and biophysics. After several years of research as a scientist in the field of bioenergetics, structure and function of proteins, and designing efficacious biological therapeutics, Dr. Katre shifted her research to science and spirituality. With on-going study and practice of Vedic and Buddhist philosophy, she has been researching and communicating the connection of non-duality of quantum science with that of spiritual traditions, and relating this non-duality to applications in deep ecology, human life-style and well being. She developed on-line courses for Nithyananda Vedic university, and currently teaches at CIHS, focusing on how human beings are designed for spiritual transformation and the evolution of consciousness. Lay-ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition, Dr. Katre was a co-founder of the Berkeley chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, where she organized walking and sitting meditations for peace, environment, justice, and identified speakers for talks on engaged Buddhism. As Director of Biotechnology and Biodiversity with Greenpeace International, Dr. Katre addressed the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) at the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) in Nairobi in 1992, and advised delegates on policy development for Agenda 21. She has traveled to about 40 countries, either as an invited speaker at conferences, or to explore the land and know its people. She has 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 13 patents.