I am a graduate student in the Department of Cell and Development Biology. I am from a small town, Nadaun, located in the foothills of Himalaya in India. I received my master's degree in biotechnology from the University of Calicut and a Bachelor's degree in biology from Himachal Pradesh Krishi Viswavidyalaya in India.
I enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in fall 2010. At the end of my first year, I have joined Dr. Susan Wente's lab for my Graduate work. Research in the Wente Lab focuses on nuclear transport and how it affects various cellular processes. I work on an mRNA export factor Gle1 and its role in assembly of stress granules in mammalian cells. Stress granules have important biomedical implication because they have been shown to play a role in viral infections, cancer and neurological diseases.
In my spare time, I like to paint and craft, and travel to different places. I love living in Nashville. Nashville is a beautiful city with a really nice and friendly environment. Although it gets hot some times in summer, it reminds me of my home, India is way hotter. There are a lot of places to visit and hangout in my free time, after all this is the Music City.