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BRS: How did you get involved with Ayurveda related research?
MB: My group has a significant interest in defining the molecular mechanism of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies including Ayurveda. I grew up in a small village in Northern India where Ayurveda is still a mainstream medicine for treatment of non-communicable diseases that made me very inquisitive to learn underlying mechanisms of Ayurveda therapies. After joining Harvard Medical School as a faculty member, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from Benson Henry Institute for mind body medicine who were doing cutting-edge research in the area of mind body medicine. We defined... (cont)