College / University
2007 – 2009: University of Hyderabad
2004 – 2007: St. Anns´ College, Hyderabad
Master of Science
Techniques in protein chemistry, molecular biology and tissue culture.
Projects / Research
11/2008 – 03/2009: Cloning and expression of truncated Cry toxin receptor (APN) of an insect pest – Achaea janata
Scholarships / Awards
2009 – 2010:
Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2008 – 2009:
University of Hyderabad Achievers’ Award
2007 – 2008:
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Scholarship
SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS
I am immensely interested in immunology and would like to study the different components of immunity in human. Cancer has always intrigued me – it kills so many people worldwide every year and yet there is no effective treatment. I am interested in understanding cancer from an immunological perspective as well as the role of viruses in cancers, with emphasis on the interplay between host immune system and immune evasion by cancers. My ultimate aim is to come up with a novel vaccine strategy.