I have recently joined the lab as a Herchel Smith Fellow. An engineer by training, I completed my PhD in Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, working on 4D visualization of growth and mechanics in a beating zebrafish heart. Alongside, I was involved in several projects, ranging from quantification of RNA molecules in situ to live imaging of cartilage development in chick embryos. With my expertise in imaging morphogenetic processes across the length and time scales, I will now work towards visualizing the event of ‘symmetry-breaking’ in gastruloids and model this process to understand the mechano-chemical coupling that drives the beautiful self assembly of cells to form a functional gastrula in the absence of external signals.
I love teaching, enjoy discussions across disciplines and am looking forward to an engaging time in the lab and Cambridge at large.
2010 – 2015 PhD in Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Thesis: From molecules to organs: Microscopy and multi-scale nature of development
2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Thesis: Multi-scale model of articular cartilage for mechanical stimuli on chondrocytes