• PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 – 2013
    • Major: Biophysics and Computational Biology
  •  Bachelor of Technology, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, India, 2004 - 2008
    •  Major: Biotechnology


  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan
  • Program in Chemical Biology, University of Michigan
  • The Michigan Institute for Data Science, University of Michigan
  • Center for Systems Biology, University of Michigan


  • 2017 –             Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2013 – 2016     Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • 2015 – 2016    Research Associate, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston
  • 2013 – 2016     Visiting Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge
  • 2011 – 2013     Visiting Researcher, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
  • 2009 – 2011     Research Assistant, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana


media coverage


  • Center for Infectious Disease Research, Global Health Seminar, Seattle, 'Chemogenomics & Combination Therapies', 2016
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, ‘Drugs, Bugs and Bees: Computational Approaches for Combinatorial Biology’, 2016
  • California Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, ‘Systems Approaches for Combinatorial Biology’, 2016
  • Broad Institute, Infectious Disease Program Seminar, ‘Large-Scale Inference of Non-Linear Antibiotic Interactions using Chemogenomic Profiles’, 2015
  • Broad Institute, Computational Biology Program Meeting, ‘Chemical-genetic Inference of Antibiotic Interactions for Combination Therapies’, 2015
  • Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Channing Division of Network Medicine, ‘Predicting Cell Metabolism and Phenotype Using Genome-Scale Network Models’, 2015
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Department of Bioengineering, 2014. ‘Predicting Cell Metabolism and Phenotype Using Genome-Scale Network Models
  • Harvard Medical School, Department of Systems Biology, ‘Theory Lunch’, 2014. ‘Brain Metabolic States and Behavior
  • Northeastern University, Center for Complex Network Research, 2014. ‘Brain Gene Regulatory Networks and Social Behavior’
  • Broad Institute, Coordinated Biological Research Meeting, 2014. ‘Brain Metabolism and Social Behavior in Honeybees’.
  • Harvard University, Evolutionary Dynamics, Math 243, 2014. Guest lecture on ‘Molecular Networks and Behavior’
  • Harvard University, Center for Systems Biology, ‘Bauer Forum’, 2013. ‘Genome-scale Network Models of Metabolism and Social Behavior
  • Purdue University, 2012. ‘Linking Biochemical Networks with Genomic and Phenotypic Data Identifies Functional Regulatory Interactions’
  • Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, RIP talk, 2012. ‘From Genotype to Phenotype: Linking Biochemical Networks with Genomic and Phenotypic Data to build predictive Network Models’
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EurekaFest 2012. ‘Computational platform for next-generation diagnostics and bio-engineering’  (invited showcase)
  • Systems Biology short course at Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, 2012. Guest lecture on ‘Metabolic Networks: A Systems Approach’
  • Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, 2011. ‘Reconstructing Predictive Network Models of Cellular Behavior’
  • Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, 2011. ‘Next-Generation Diagnostics using Systems Biology’ (invited alumni talk)


  • Reviewer for Nature Communications, PNAS, BMC Systems Biology, Molecular Biosystems, Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • Reviewer, Regeneron (previously Intel) Science Talent Search
  • Consultant, Manus Biosynthesis, 2015
  • Session Co-Chair (Systems Biology),  Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, 2011
  • President, Illinois Biophysics Society, 2010 to 2012
  • Co-chaired the Centre for Biophysics and Computational Biology symposium, 2010
  • Judge, University of Illinois Engineering Open House, 2010
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society