Biophysicist and RNA Biologist

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. I have been in Howard Chang’s lab since 2015, where I have been developing and using genomic tools to illuminate RNA biology. My research focuses on understanding the impact of RNA structure and RNA subcellular localization on gene regulation, and is supported by the Beckman Foundation.

I got my Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford in the lab of Steven Block, where I applied single-molecule techniques to study prokaryotic and eukaryotic transcription. My graduate work was supported by an NSF graduate research fellowship.

I graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, with majors in physics, chemistry, and biology. My undergraduate thesis was in organic synthesis.

I was born and raised in India. In my spare time I enjoy photography, and traveling with my wife and dog.