As a project scientist with a background in biochemistry and immunology, my research is focused on exploring the mechanisms that govern the activities of innate immune cells, particularly neutrophils, and macrophages, in maintaining a balanced internal environment and contributing to inflammatory and metabolic diseases.
I was fortunate to have had two exceptional mentors during my academic journey: Prof. Kempaiah Kemparaju, an expert in biochemistry, venom pharmacology, and immunology, who provided invaluable guidance during my Ph.D. studies, and Prof. Pradipta Ghosh, a physician-scientist specializing in cell signaling, G-protein, and cancer biology, who offered unwavering support and encouragement during my postdoctoral research.
Through their mentorship, I gained valuable skills, knowledge, a deep appreciation for scientific discovery, and a desire to make a meaningful impact in the world. During my doctoral fellowship in India, I investigated the role of immune cells, such as neutrophils and platelets, in snake venom-induced toxicities and developed a therapeutic approach for more effective snake bite treatment.
Later, as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ghosh's lab, I collaborated with two specialized research centers: the Center for Precision Computational Systems Network (PreCSN) and the HUMANOIDTM Center of Research Excellence. collaborations allowed me to expand my research scope to include the role of neutrophils and macrophages in various diseases, such as atherosclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.
Overall, my research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms that regulate innate immune cells and their involvement in various diseases. I am excited to continue exploring these avenues of research and making meaningful contributions to the field of immunology.