Molecular and Computational Biology program
Prof. Kate White (USC) and Prof. Andrej Sali (UCSF).
I received my doctorate in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Southern California under Prof. Frank Alber (UCLA) and Prof. Raymond C. Stevens (USC).
Earlier I received my Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Roorkee, India in 2015 and Master’s in Science in Computer Science with specialization in High-Performance Computing and Simulation from USC in 2020.
My research primarily focuses on using computational methods to understand the molecular and mesoscale architecture of cells. As for my doctorate research, I was involved in building cellular models using cryo-electron tomography and soft X-ray tomography. With involvement in a variety of projects in my doctorate, I got the opportunity to work with many researchers and research labs. This experience specifically trained me in various aspects of building and conducting effective collaborations and working together along with researchers from different domains.
I also lead the Image Analysis Meeting for Pancreatic Beta Cell Consortium (PBCC) and have been actively involved with the World Building Media Lab as Scientific Advisor at Cinema School at USC, to create a World in a Cell Virtual Reality experience of the inner workings of the pancreatic beta-cell. This project brings together artists, engineers, scientists, and doctors to create immersive experiences of the cellular world to better understand it.