I am a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, working under the supervision of Dr. Robert L. Jernigan and Dr. Drena Dobbs at Iowa State University. My primary research interests include mining the existing database of structures (PDB) to understand the energetics of conformational transitions in proteins and also their interactions with other biomolecules such as lipids and RNA.
I obtained an Integrated MSc (Hons.) in Biological Sciences and BE (Hons.) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India and worked as a trainee for a year at the Sowdhamini Lab at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), TIFR, Bangalore before joining the Jernigan Lab at Iowa State for my graduate studies.
I also have prior industrial experience as a summer intern at the Antibody Engineering Department at Genentech, South San Francisco during the summer of 2015.