With a fundamental background in Mechanical Engineering and a very successful industrial instinct in Product Design & Development at a Multinational firm, I carried forward my knowledge of macro-scaled engineering mechanics to further transition into the field of MechanoBiology for in-depth study of micro-scaled mechanics of biological systems. Towards the successful completion of my Doctoral research, I investigated upon the role of single cell mechanical behavior and its polarity in driving the collective cell migration of epithelia’s (PhD Publication) (video). During my Doctoral research I developed and designed novel micro-scaled minimalistic systems in order to probe the cellular mechanics.
After studying the collective cell migration of epithelial cells during his PhD, currently as a research fellow I am working on multiple projects ranging from immuno-oncology on microfluidic chips to investigate the collective T-cell migration dynamics towards a 3D tumor rejection, and Mechanobiology of 3D tumors in order to study the extra-cellular remodeling of tumor micro-environment. My long term scientific goal is to bring Mechano-therapeutics based approach from bench to bedside platforms starting from cancer to corrections in vision impairments.
My hobbies include, Hiking, Playing badminton, Cooking and listening to music (esp. Progressive house and Postrock – big fan of Sigur Ros and Hammock).