I have completed my graduation in B.Sc (Hons.) Microbiology (Batch 2011) from University Of Delhi(DU).
After completion of three years of bachelors in study of tiny microbes I qualified national level
Combined Entrance Exam In Biotechnology (CEEB) conducted by JNU (New Delhi) and enrolled in two
years of M.Sc Biotechnology, DBT sponsered programme in University Of Hyderabad (UoH). During
my Masters I worked in Synechocystis biology laboratory in UoH for one year Dessertation. The Title
of project was “Site Directed Mutagenesis in endoribonuclease gene sll1130 involved in toxin
antitoxin (TA) system in cynobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803”. During this project I learnt and got
skilled in techniques like Molecualr Cloning, SDM, Protein expression and purification.
In year 2016 I qualified CSIR-NET- JRF, GATE and joined Dr. Amit Dutt Laboratory of Integrated cancer
genomics for Ph.D. The project which I am working on is about long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) targets
of Progesterone in human breast cancer. The basis of project is a clinical trial conducted in TMH on
1000 breast cancer patients and come to conclusion that Pre surgical exposure of Progesterone can
improve 5 year survival in operable breast cancer patients. The detailed mechanism and non-coding
targets of progesterone through which it improves survival is unknown. As less than 2% of genome
encodes protein but rest 75% of genome is actively transcribing but not coding fo any protein.
Looking into “bright side of dark matter (non-coding region)”of genome is really exciting to work on.
Apart from interest in science, I also enjoy reading stories and poems. “Premchand” and “Ghalib” are
my all time favourite writers.