I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Wall Lab in the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. My primary research interest in my postoctoral work is analysis of large scale human genetic and genomic data.
Previously, I was a graduate student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Graduate Program in Bioengineering working with Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon. The primary interest of the Teresa Head-Gordon Lab is application of molecular simulation methods to chemical and biological problems. My PhD research involved working towards understanding the impact of dynamics of biomolecules and solvent in the context of biomolecular activities.
Before graduate school, I did an undergraduate (B. Tech.) degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. I did my undergraduate research work with Prof. Santosh Noronha, working on computational methods for studying loop structures in protein structure prediction.
During my undergraduate degree I spent a summer working with Dr. Michael Lappe (currently Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at CLC Bio) at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, working on computational methods for studying protein structure preditcion.
During graduate school, I spent a summer working with Prof. Dominik Marx at the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the Ruhr University, Bochum, working on a joint collaboration project between the Head-Gordon and Marx labs, studying the dynamics of small molecules in solution.