I have received my PhD at Karolinska Institute in the field of Epigenetics and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Professor Karl Ekwall. I have started my postdoctoral work at Karolinska Institute, Dept. of molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics where I was involved in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data such as RNAseq, miRNA and Single-cell RNA sequencing.
In 2012 I have started another post-doctoral work at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition in the "Estrogen signaling research group" headed by Professor Karin Dahlman-Wright. From 2014 I am working as a Senior Researcher in the same group. I am working in close collaboration with the Karolinska Institute core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis (BEA, www.bea.ki.se).
PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology with specialization in Epigenetics and Bioinformatics, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Dissertation Title: Genome-wide patterns of histone modifications in fission yeast (http://diss.kib.ki.se/2010/978-91-7409-747-4/).
M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Calcutta University, India.
My present research focus is on the epigenetic mechanisms in the development of Type 2 Diabetes.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioinformatics (ICBB-2014) “Young Investigator Award” in February 2014.
100,000 SEK from Postgraduate program in Developmental Biology and Cellular Signaling (DECS) for running a course for PhD students Titled “A combination of in vivo and in silico methods to determine genome-wide protein targets” at Karolinska Institutet in the year 2013.
The prestigious Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes (SRP) post-doctoral research fellowship in 2012.
A travel award from The Chromatin Plasticity Network to attend Computational and Statistical Aspects of MicroArray Analysis (CSAMA08) June 15-20, 2008 in Bressanone, Italy.
Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University College) PhD Study grant to perform the PhD study at Karolinska Institutet from 2005-2010.
The epigenetic signature of systemic insulin resistance in obese women
Bioenergetic cues shift FXR splicing towards FXRα2 to modulate hepatic lipolysis and fatty acid metabolism
Molecular metabolism 2015;4(12):891-902
The fat cell epigenetic signature in post-obese women is characterized by global hypomethylation and differential DNA methylation of adipogenesis genes
International journal of obesity (2005) 2015;39(6):910-9
Genome-wide profiling of AP-1-regulated transcription provides insights into the invasiveness of triple-negative breast cancer
Cancer research 2014;74(14):3983-94
Erg channel is critical in controlling cell volume during cell cycle in embryonic stem cells
PloS one 2013;8(8):e72409-
Positional differences of axon growth rates between sensory neurons encoded by Runx3
The EMBO journal 2012;31(18):3718-29
Specific functions for the fission yeast Sirtuins Hst2 and Hst4 in gene regulation and retrotransposon silencing
EMBO JOURNAL 2007;26(10):2477-88
Genome-wide occupancy profile of mediator and the Srb8-11 module reveals interactions with coding regions
MOLECULAR CELL 2006;22(2):169-78
Genome-wide patterns of histone modifications in fission yeast
CHROMOSOME RESEARCH 2006;14(1):95-105
Genome wide analysis of nucleosome density histone acetylation and HDAC function in fission yeast
EMBO JOURNAL 2005;24(16):2906-18
Global analysis of altered gene expression during morphogenesis of Candida albicans in vitro
BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 2005;334(4):1149-58