Who We Are
I trained as a biochemist and cell biologist during my PhD in Prof. Anjali Karande's lab at the Indian Institute of Science, working on developing immunotoxins for targeted cancer therapy. I then moved to Institut Curie for my postdoctoral research in Prof. Carsten Janke's lab where I studied the role of tubulin posttranslational modifications in regulating motile cilia and flagella in mammals. I continue to understand the tubulin code and its impact on mammalian cilia and flagella.
Work aside, I am an amateur photographer, with a penchant for music.
I hold a Master's degree in Molecular biology from Yuvaraja's College, University of Mysore. As part of my Masters' thesis dissertation, I worked on Analysis of PIP4K2A Interaction with Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4E Binding Protein-1 (eIF4EBP1) in Dr Vasudevan Seshadri's lab at the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune. Currently, I am studying how tubulin glutamylation and glycylation regulate microtubule-protein interactions in cilia using biochemical and in vitro approaches with purified components.
In my free time, I explore historical places admiring the ancient knowledge and marvels of art and architecture
I did my MSc in Molecular biology and Human genetics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. I then joined as an intern in Prof. Colin Jamora's lab at the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), where I worked on wound healing and hair follicle neogenesis. I'm currently investigating the role of two tubulin PTMs, glutamylation and glycylation affect processes within primary cilia in different ciliating cells.