About Fellow

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

After completing MBBS, I was very much focused on my career as a clinician and was introduced to the world of research quite by accident. I joined the MD program in the department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and for me it was only a temporary phase before I moved to a clinical setup. But, after a few months into my MD program, I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be and there was no turning back from there. Nothing excited me more than unraveling the molecular underpinnings of physiological and pathological conditions.

Though the research questions for my MD curriculum were developed considering the research interests of my lab, I was given enough freedom to develop my own research questions and identify ways to answer them. It was this freedom and the constant help from my mentors that lead to the development of research proposal for my fellowship. Cardiovascular disorders are one of the the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world and India is fast becoming one of the major contributors to the cardiovascular disease burden. Modulation of various anti-atherogenic molecules in the circulation like high density lipoproteins (HDL), adiponectin and sphingosine 1-phosphate individually has not provided clinically relevant athero-protective effects. Through this research I hope to unravel a unified pathway through which these molecules provide their anti-atherogenic effect so that modulation of the same pathway can provide anti-atherogenic effect which was not possible through modulation of them individually.

The application process for this fellowship gave me a glimpse of the standards that I should aspire for in my future scientific career. I am thankful to India Alliance for supporting scientists at an early stage in their career. My immediate career goal is to be an independent researcher by the end of my research training fellowship. My career goal is to help in establishing a strong indigenous research background relevant to the Indian context that can drive and sustain the clinical set-up in this country.