I joined the Cornall lab in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Using genetic and molecular approaches, I aim to understand the roles of novel genes that govern B cell development and the generation of immune memory. I am particularly interested in the molecular events involved in sensing signal quantity and quality and the subsequent decisions that govern immune cell fate.
I was born and brought up in Pune, India and completed my BSc and MSc in Microbiology at the University of Pune. I did my PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India where my work dealt with understanding the role of cell death and inflammation during immune responses. Specifically, I studied the role of glucocorticoids and Interferon-gamma mediated inflammatory pathways during S. Typhimurium induced thymic atrophy and septic shock.
Contact: Cornall group, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7BN.
Link to ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8543-6801