Applied Microbiolgy Research, Lab 315
Tel: +41 61 265 23 23
Since 10/2014: PhD student in the “Applied Microbiology Research” Lab
Education and previous posts:
2011- 2014: Research Assistant with Dr. Jason Mercer from Dr. Ari Helenius Lab, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Zurich, Switzerland.
2008 – 2011: Master of Science in Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
2003 – 2007: Bachelor of Technology in Ag.Biotechnology, TNAU, Coimbatore, India.
- 2013: Alfred award (⌘) from Dr. Ari Helenius Lab, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
- 2009: International student grant from University of Helsinki, Finland
I grew up in the small town Sendamangalam near the Namakkal district at Tamil Nadu (India). I received my bachelor degree in Biotechnology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore, India. During my Masters degree program at University of Helsinki in Finland, I was working with RNA viruses and several viral drug targets. In 2011, I joined Dr. Ari Helenius lab at ETH Zurich, where under the supervision of Dr. Jason Mercer, I had opportunity to work with vaccinia virus cell biology and a few other RNA viruses. During my work at Zurich I got my deep interest in studying virus and host cell interaction.
In 2014, I moved to Basel and started working with Dr. Adrian Egli at Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel, where I had opportunity to increase my immunology knowledge in the contexts of host-pathogen interactions. Now I am doing my PhD to learn more about immune signaling in the prospect of developing better vaccine responses during the vaccination against viruses.
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