I am born and brought up in a small village called Thimmarajupalli in Southern India. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry and Masters in Biotechnology from Sri Venkateswara University, India. I started my research career as a Junior Research Fellow for over a short period of 6 months at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and then moved to Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and worked as JRF for 3 years in the lab of Professor Ranga Uday Kumar and I was working on Tat based DNA vaccine for HIV-1 subtype C virus infections.
I later moved to Spain to pursue my Doctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Rafael Aldabe in 2008 and obtained my Ph.D on the Hepatic Differentiation of Stem cells and Human liver chimeric mice in 2013 from CIMA, University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain.
I joined the groups of Dr. Margaret Chen and Professor Matti Sallberg at Karolinska Institutet in June, 2014 as Postdoctoral Researcher. My postdoctoral studies involve engineering T cells with T cell receptors (TCRs) and adoptive T cell immunotherapy for Hepatitis viral infections. Apart from Science, my hobbies include writing short poems in my native language, Telugu a Dravidian language spoken by 75 million people in India and reading Telugu and English literature.
Ph.D from CIMA, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Junior Research Fellow at JNCASR, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Masters in Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswar University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India.
Bachelors in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry at SRNB degree college, Badvel, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.
T cell engineering and adoptive T cell immunotherapy for hepatitis viral infections
Academic honors, awards and prizes
Awarded for Joint CSIR-UGC NET for Lectureship, India.