University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, Pune
A cell-biologist by training, I graduated from the University of Mumbai (Bombay) with a bachelors and masters degrees in Microbiology. I worked in the Cancer Research Institute (now ACTREC) at the Tata Memorial Center for my PhD in Biochemistry. I took a break from cancer biology to do a postdoc in mammalian phototransduction at the University of Miami, only to return to cell and cancer biology focusing on cell adhesion and trafficking as a postdoc first and then a Research Assistant Professor in the lab of Dr. Martin Schwartz at the University of Virginia. I moved to IISER, Pune to start my lab in 2010. My research interests include understanding how cell adhesion regulates trafficking and its implications in cell migration and anchorage dependence. We are also interested in understanding how these regulatory pathways work in 3D microenvironments.