As a Postdoctoral fellow in the Lawniczak group, I aim to use scRNA-seq methodologies to dissect the infectious reservoir for malaria in natural settings.
I am interested in understanding Plasmodium falciparum transmission dynamics using single-cell technologies. In this direction, I will evaluate the reservoir of natural infections in a malaria-endemic site in Mali. My project aims to explore within-host and between-host diversity of sexual and asexual populations between symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers.
Prior to joining the Wellcome Sanger Institute, I did my PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Dominique Soldati-Favre at the University of Geneva. I worked on the Apicomplexan relative, Toxoplasma gondii, studying several aspects of the parasite’s cell biology, focussing on the role of two major post-translational modifications, palmitoylation and proteolytic processing.
Started work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Started PostDoc in laboratory of Prof. Dominique Soldati-Favre at University of Geneva
Awarded PhD (University of Geneva)
Started PhD in laboratory of Prof. Dominique Soldati-Favre at University of Geneva
Visiting Researcher at EMBL Heidelberg in laboratory of Dr. Jonas Ries (Cell Biology and Biophysics unit)
MSc at EPFL (Switzerland)
B.Tech in Biotechnology from IIT Madras, India