I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Cell and Tissue Biology at the University of California, San Francisco, in the lab of Dr. Stephen Floor. I am broadly interested in various mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated in cells. More specifically, I am examining the mechanisms by which cells decide which proteins to make, and when.
I obtained my Ph.D in September 2017 in the lab of Dr. Tracy Johnson from the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the Johnson lab, I studied mechanisms underlying, and consequences of, alternative splicing in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Check out my Projects to learn more!
Before graduate school, I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. For my master's thesis, I worked on the molecular mechanisms of nuclear import in mammalian systems in the Lab of Molecular Virology, under the guidance of Dr. S. Mahalingam.
When I'm not messing around with RNA in lab, you can find me exploring the food and drink landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area, bothering my cat, or playing/watching soccer.