Shirley Telles completed a MBBS degree followed by a M.Phil and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. She is currently the director of research, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India (www.patanjaliresearchfoundation.com). Dr. Telles has 159 publications indexed in bibliographic databases, 17 chapters in books and has written 3 books. She was a Fulbright fellow (Gainesville, FL) and has received awards from the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Templeton Foundation. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga.