I received my bachelor’s degree from Rajrishi college Alwar, Rajasthan and Master’s degree from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. I obtained my Ph.D under supervision of Dr. J S Tyagi at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. My Ph.D work was focused on transcriptional regulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
After completion of my Ph.D. in 2009, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Boyd in the Department of Cancer Biology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), Houston, US and worked on autophagy and cancer.
My second postdoctoral fellowship was under the guidance of Dr. Vojo Deretic at University of New Mexico , US.
In Sept. 2015, I joined as a faculty at Institute of life Science, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
In Sept. 2022, I joined as a faculty at CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad, Telangana, India