Honors & Awards

  • Seed Grant Funding, Stanford Plant-Based Diet Initiative (PBDI) (July 24 2023)
  • Dean’s merit scholarship (4 yrs) - I was among the top 2% of undergrads in the entire university, SASTRA University (2013-2016)
  • Best outgoing M. Tech (5yr integrated) student - 2017, SASTRA University (2017)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian Universitat Munchen (2022)
  • Ph. D., Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Mucosal immunology, neuroimmunology (2022)
  • M.Tech (5 yr integrated), SASTRA University, Biotechnology (2017)

Stanford Advisors

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

As a postdoctoral scholar, I am studying the gut ecosystem, gut functionality nad neuroimmune interactions during aging and age-associated diseases like AD, and the role of fermented food in modulating gut health. I expect to be able to show that dietary modifications can help with healthy aging and to contribute to possibly leveraging dietary interventions therapeutically in age-associated diseases.