I am an engineer by training with a strong mathematics and physics background. My research interests are highly inter-disciplinary, involving the use of cryo-electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance and biochemistry.

I pursued my undergraduate education in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT Bombay). I also spent a summer and semester at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana as an exchange student.

My interest in biology and physics brought me to University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) for my doctoral research with Prof. Joshua A. Wand and Prof. Kim A. Sharp.

I am currently at the University of California, Berkeley as a Helen Hay Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Eva Nogales.


Post-doctoral Training 

2014 - present Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California, Berkeley
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Title: "Epigenetic silencing of transcription by polycomb complexes"
Advisor: Prof. Eva Nogales. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

2008 - 2014 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Title: "Fluctuations and Entropy in The Energetics and Function of Protein Complexes"
Advisor: Prof. Joshua A. Wand. Collaborator: Prof. Kim A. Sharp (UPenn)


2004 - 2008 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India
Chemical Engineering (B. Tech.)

2007 - 2008 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Chemical Engineering Exchange Visitor (B. Tech.)