I joined the Cornall lab in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Using genetic and molecular approaches, we aim to understand the roles of novel genes that govern B cell development, immune responses, generation of immune memory and autoimmunity. 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 in cellular immunology from the Department of Biochemistry, 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