Udita was born and raised in West Bengal, India. Her undergraduate major was Chemistry (IIT, Kharagpur). She joined the graduate program at Georgia Tech in Fall 2012. In the Barry lab, she has been studying the dynamics of the membrane protein Photosystem II. Specifically, she is looking into the role of different cofactors in photosynthetic oxygen evolution. The technique she primarily uses is reaction induced FTIR spectroscopy.