I am trained as a biochemist. I did my PhD in Prof. Utpal Tatu‘s lab at the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During my PhD, I studied the role of chaperone Hsp90 in the life cycle and virulence of protozoan parasites. I investigated the evolution of the Hsp90 complex and its function in primitive protozoa, primarily using parasites like Entamoeba, Trichomonas and Theileria as models. For my post-doc research, I transitioned to explore epigenetic gene regulation and inheritance in the free-living nematode, C. elegans, in the lab of Dr Germano Cecere at Institut Pasteur, Paris. I am currently investigating the biogenesis of endo-siRNAs and their role in gene regulation of C. elegans germline transcripts during development by integrating proteomic, biochemical, and high-throughput genomic approaches. I am further exploring how epigenetic information is transmitted from soma to germline. In my free time, I love to read, travel and very recently I picked up abstract painting as a hobby.
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