Parul Singh obtained her PhD in Microbial Genomics working in Aswin Sai Narain’s research group at National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2018. Using genomic approaches, she worked towards understanding transcription factor cooperativity in E. coli. During this time, she developed expertise in bioinformatic analyses for integration of RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq datasets in her project and for various collaborations. Parul then joined as a post doctoral researcher working with Olivier Espeli at Collège de France, Paris in November 2018. She studied acid stress response heterogeneity in Adherent Invasive E. coli LF82, a Crohn’s disease pathobiont. In this project she used a combination of RNA-Seq analyses, time-lapse microscopy and flow cytometry to quantify the stress response heterogeneity and its significance in the context of bacterial survival.
In March 2022, Parul joined for her current role with Jessica Bryant in the Biology of Host-parasite Interactions unit, she is investigating factors involved in the chromatin organization and transcription of virulence genes in P. falciparum.