About me

I am a scientist during the day and an aspiring fiction writer at night! I have lived, worked and studied in several beautiful countries including India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. I did my PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular biology in Cambridge, UK (as a GATES Cambridge scholar). Using an integrative structural biology approach, my colleagues and I unraveled the structural architecture of the eukaryotic mRNA 3′ end processing machinery. Currently, I am studying the structure and function of long non-coding RNAs at Yale University on a Human Frontier Science Program long-term fellowship. I am enthusiastic about learning new technologies and currently excited about RNA therapeutics and its potential. Outside of the lab, I enjoy thinking and writing about public policy issues, bird watching, playing cricket, practicing Japanese sword fighting (Kendo) and writing short stories.