I have a PhD in Molecular Cellular Biology from UMASS Amherst and 3 years of postdoc experience at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, followed by 2 years of Postdoc experience at Stanford University Dept of BioEngineering. Currently I am a Life Science research associate at Stanford University, Dept of BioEngineering. I have published extensively in the fields of chromatin structure, protein folding and cancer mechanobiology- in journals such as JBC, MCB, PNAS, Biochemistry, Nature Methods, CSH perspective etc. At the moment I have a first authorship paper under revision in Nature Chemical Biology on the generation of a new class of genetically encoded unbleachable fluorescent tags which is also available through Bioarchive. The projects I am currently working on can be grouped under eight overarching themes: Cancer Mechanobiology, Chromatin Biology, Synthetic Biology, live imaging of mRNA processing and localization, Genetically encoded Fluorescence probes, Genome editing and engineering, Sonogenetics and Optogenetics. These projects interlace broadly the fields of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physical Chemistry, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Polymer Physics and Single Molecule Imaging. Previously during my tenure as doctoral student, I used Solution molecular biophysics techniques as well as electron and light microscopy to show that a subset of RETT syndrome result from protein folding defects in Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2).
Biochemistry Bioengineering Bioinformatics Biophysics Biotechnology Cell Biology Cognitive Disorders Developmental Biology Genetics Genomics Molecular Biology Neurology Neuroscience Plant Science Synthetic Biology