I am a doctoral student in Dr. Norman’s lab in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health. My research interests broadly fall within the field of bioinformatics where I am currently working to 1) develop a pipeline for processing and analyzing metagenomic and metaproteomic data and 2) to understand the relationship between bacterial populations and the environment.
I am originally from India where I received my undergraduate degree in the field of Genetics, Chemistry and Botany. Following my undergraduate studies, I moved to the United States to earn my Master’s degree leading to a Doctoral and Post Doctoral program in an environment that would best help me develop my skills and knowledge. I received my masters from St. Cloud State University (MN) in Cell and Molecular Biology where I worked on understanding the mechanism of JAK3 kinase inhibitors. The goal of this project was to characterize the mechanism of autoimmune type 1 diabetes prevention obtained by treatment with a novel, specific inhibitor of janus kinase 3 (JAK3) – WH1-P131.
My other interests involve traveling and learning about new cultures and
their way of living. I also enjoy painting, art-work and love listening to
music from different countries.