Bartika was born in Guwahati (Assam) and brought up in Kolkata. She has lived there since then and completed her education including her Ph.D. from Calcutta University. She joined as a postdoctoral fellow at IISc Bangalore in August. Her interest in studying drug delivery and immune cell response drove her to take up postdoctoral studies at the Immuno-engineering Laboratory. Bartika has always been keen in theatre and recitation for co-curricular activities. She enjoys solo-trips and photography. When at home, she enjoys binge watching series and is a Marvel movie enthusiast.