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About me

I hold a PhD in Immunology (Tumor Immunology) with a Post doctoral research experience on NK cell biology and Type 1 diabetes from Klas Karre, Petter Hoglund and Malin Flodtsrom Tullberg's labs, respectively at Karolinska Institutet. Further, I gained one and half years of experience from working at Novartis Scientific Communications, Global Medical Affairs in Oncology. Currently, I am a Research Coordinator and Senior Scientist at Mass Cytometry National facility at Science for Life Laboratory, Dept of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.


1. Post doctoral studies in Immunology - Stockholm: April 2008 - Aug 2012. Supervisors: Prof.Klas Kärre and Assoc. Prof. Malin Flodström Tullberg

 2. PhD studies in Experimental Immunology; Title of thesis: “Analysis of the potential role of NK cells in tumor editing process”. Italy: Jan 2004-Sep 2006 & Stockholm: Oct 2006-Feb 2008. Supervisors: Prof. Ennio Carbone, Prof.Petter Höglund and Prof.Klas Kärre

3. Masters’ in Biosciences. Title of thesis: “Study on the sub-unit fractions of the blue protein, Hemocyanin”. Supervisor: Prof. S.Krupanidhi; Obtained distinction and was awarded with a ‘Gold medal’ in the University; CGPA (Cumulative Grade point Average) - 5.00 (in a 5.00 point scale)

4. Bachelors’ (Honors) in Biosciences. CGPA - 4.70 (in a 5.00 point scale)

Research description

I currently work at Mass Cytometry National facility at Science for Life Laboratory, Dept of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, where we provide services to all Swedish Universities (and oustide of Sweden) for use of CyTOF technology to answer various biological research questions.

Academic honors, awards and prizes

1. Novartis Appreciation award for contributing to Hematology conference support at ASH 2012, Atlanta, USA

2. Novartis Appreciation award for contributing to manuscript preparation, collaboration and publication with the clinical trial team for breast cancer

3. Research Grants from Karolinska Institute Foundation (Stiftelseforvaltningen) in 2009, 2010 & 2011

4. Invited and Sponsored by Nature Medicine/Roche to attend the Roche/Nature Medicine Symposium on ‘Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy’ that was held at Hoffmann la Roche campus, Nutley, NJ, USA from 11-13 Sep, 2011

5. Travel grant from Karolinska Institutet to attend the Annual NK meeting, 12th meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity, held at Dubrovnik, Croatia in Sep 2010

6.Travel Bursary from EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies) to attend the NK 2009 Symposium at Freiburg, Germany from 4-6 Nov, 2009

7. Recipient of a Postdoc position (for 2 years) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) with funding from the Board of Research at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor & Cell Biology, KI

8. Travel grant from Cancer Fonden (Swedish Cancer Society) to attend the Keystone Symposium on ‘Molecular and Cellular Biology in Immune escape of Cancer’ held at Keystone Resort, Colorado in Feb 2009

9. Recipient of a Grant for Postdoc position employment in Sweden in Medicine, Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) in 2009

10. Travel grant from Karolinska Institutet to attend the Annual NK meeting, 11th meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity, held at Perth, Western Australia in 2008

11. Conference Bursary from the 11th meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity, Perth, Australia

12. Stipends from Karolinska Inflammation and Immunology (KIIM) network: To attend the ‘Multiparameter Flow and compensation course’ organized by Flowcyte Associates at Karolinska Institutet; To attend the ‘Annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Immunology’ held at Karolinska Institutet

13. PhD Scholarship from Italian ministry of Science to perform PhD studies at University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Graecia’, Italy & Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (Jan 2004 - Dec 2007)

 14. Was awarded a ‘Gold Medal’  (The Shri Burgula Ramakrishna Rao medal) from Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthinilayam, India, for passing out Masters’ in Biosciences with distinction and obtained a CGPA of 5.00 (out of 5.00)

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