• 2021 (onwards) : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).   University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
  • 2017 : Master of Science (Bioinformatics).   Alagappa University, Karaikudi, TN, India
  • 2015 : Bachelor of Science (H) (Biotechnology).   Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kolkata, WB, India
  • 2012 : HSSLC (12th).   Don Bosco College, Tura, ML, India
  • 2010 : SSLC (10th).   Sherwood School, Tura, ML, India
  • Research Experiences

  • Dec 2020 - Present : Early Stage Researcher. University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Project: Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: novel testing METhods and adverse outcome pathways (EDCMET)
  • Sept 2017 - Sept 2020 : Junior Research Fellow. University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, UP, India
    Project: Understanding and influencing pluripotency & reprogramming: A network biology approach
    Worked towards identification of crucial genes involved in human pluripotency using RNA-sequencing data and network biology.
  • Dec - Apr 2017 : M.Sc. dissertation. Alagappa University, Karaikudi, TN, India
    Thesis title: In vitro and in silico studies on Kanamycin resistance protein (TTHA1575) from Thermus thermophilus HB8
    Purification of the target protein was carried out by cloning and over-expressing the gene construct through E. Coli.
    Used molecular modelling approach to understand the structure and function of the target protein.
  • May - July 2016 : Summer Research Fellow. CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, GJ, India
    Thesis title: Study of the bacterial diversity in seawater of Gujarat coast using culture independent (metagenomics) approach
    Used gene targeted metagenomics approach to infer the bacterial diversity at three sites.
  • Jan - May 2015 : B.Sc. dissertation. Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kolkata, WB, India
    Thesis title: A computational approach to study the binding of calcitonin peptide family receptors
    Used molecular docking and dynamics to identify the binding modes of calcitonin to its receptors.
  • Fellowships/Awards

  • UEF Faculty of Health Sciences travel grant (May 2022)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 [Biotechnology]
  • IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship 2016
  • Relevant Skills

  • Bioinformatics: Network biology, RNA-seq data analysis, Machine learning, Molecular modelling
  • OS: Linux, Windows
  • Programming/Scripting: R, Python, Perl, HTML
  • Biotechnology: Nucleic acid isolation, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Protein purification