I completed my PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai which happens to be one of the premier research institutes of India. My PhD work involved understanding the complex cross talk between metabolic stresses, mitochondrial dynamics and apoptotic signals in regulating Drosophila drosal closure, a model used to study wound healing responses.During my PhD I was also involved in a number of scientific collaborations. The work produced as a part of one such collaboration with a lab involved in studying DNA damage response and signalling has also been published . This collaboration also resulted in many other manuscripts which are currently under submission.
I am actively engaged in scientific writing and communication as a Features editor of the Phenotype magazine for the University of Oxford. Additionally, I am head of the Newsdesk for the Dunn school of Pathology website which involves writing news and research content highlighting the most recent developments across all labs of the department. I have also been active in publicising science through various means as evidenced by my participation and success in science image competitions and public outreach programs. Presently I am pursuing my Post Doctoral research in Professor Matthew Freeman’s lab at the Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford where research is focused on studying problems related to membrane trafficking.