Dr. Sastry has more than 23 years of experience in the areas of Technology assessment, IP and Technology Transfer. She is currently working as Head of the Agricultural Research Systems Management and Policies Division (ARSMP). She has initiated innovative training programs in science, law & regulation; managing research partnerships in consortia in all sectors across the agricultural supply chain and rural livelihood systems. She is a member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research team responsible for actualization of IP & Tech commercialization policy. She has authored more than 90 publications in international and national journals.