I completed my engineering bachelor`s in Biotechnology at the National Institute of Technology-Calicut, India in 2014. I did interesting short-term projects at Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, that led me to develop keen interest in molecular biology, gene regulatory mechanisms and animal physiology. I directly enrolled for my graduate studies in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Mumbai, under the supervision of Prof. Ullas Kolthur. I was fortunate to take part in seminal research work leading to the identification of anticipatory molecular mechanisms via post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation, that aid in oscillatory gene expression during feed-fast cycles in mice liver. I completed my PhD in January 2020 and continued as a short-term post-doc in the same lab to study the changes in hepatic genome organization during metabolic oscillations.
I arrived at Denmark to join Mandrup group as a post-doc on the ATLAS project, in September 2020. My interest lies in investigating adipose tissue plasticity during obesity development and regression. I will specifically be looking at ectopic adipose depots and its impact on peripheral tissue metabolism, during regression of obesity. With this research focus, we hope to aid in better understanding of clinical obesity and its relapse in humans.