Professional Experience:
1. Associate Professsor: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2016
2. Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2012-2016
3. Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2011-2012
4. Postdoctoral Scholar: Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, University of California Davis, 2008-2011
Supervisor: Prof. Alex Mogilner, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior and Department of Mathematics, University of California Davis (USA)
5. Postdoctoral Scholar: Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, 2006-2008
Supervisor: Prof. Steven P. Gross, Department of Developmental & Cell Biology, University of California Irvine (USA)
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Academic Background:
1. B.Sc. (Honours): Banaras Hindu University, 1999
2. M.Sc. (Physics with specialization in Electronics): Banaras Hindu University, 2001
3. Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2006
Cumulative Performance Index (in Pre-Ph.D. courses): 9.43/10.00
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Debashish Chowdhury, Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur (India)
Thesis Title: Physical models for collective behavior of some biological systems: from biomolecular motors and social organisms to species
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Awards/Honors:
1. Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award for the year 2012 (IYBA 2012), Department of Biotechnology, India
2. Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay (2012 to 2016)
3. Excellence-in-Research Fellowship, IIT Gandhinagar (December 2011 to May 2012)
4. Best Senator Award, Students’ Gymkhana, IIT Kanpur (Gymkhana year 2004-05)
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Professional Activities:
1. Referee manuscript submitted to Journal of Theoretical Biology (Elsevier)
2. Referee manuscript submitted to New Journal of Physics (Institute of Physics)
3. Referee manuscript submitted to Physical Biology (Institute of Physics)
4. Reviewer of manuscript submitted to PLOS Computational Biology
5. Reviewer of manuscript submitted to Scientific Reports (Springer Nature)
6. Referee manuscript submitted to Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics (Taylor and Francis)
7. Reviewer of manuscript submitted to Soft Matter (Royal Society of Chemistry)
8. Reviewer of manuscript submitted to eLife (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd)
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Membership of Professional Societies:
1. Member, The American Society for Cell Biology, USA
2. Member, Biophysical Society, USA
3. Member, The Protein Society, USA
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Conference/Workshop/Event Organization:
1. Secretary, International Workshop Common Trends in Traffic Systems: Physical and Computational Models in Transportation Engineering and Biological Sciences, 08-10 February 2006, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
2. Member, Organizing Team, Science Day, 1st April 2012, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
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Administrative Experience/Committee Work at Institute Level:
1. Warden, Hostel 5, IIT Bombay (Since July 2015)
2. Associate Warden, Hostel 16, IIT Bombay (November 20, 2013 – June 2015)
3. Member, Faculty Search Committee, IIT Gandhinagar (January 19th- May 18th, 2012)
4. Member, Institute Maintenance Review Committee, IIT Bombay
Administrative Experience/Committee Work at Department Level:

1. Convener, BSBE Cleaning and Maintenance Committee Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

2. Member, Purchase Committee, Department of Biosciences an Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

3. Member, Department Postgraduate Committee (DPGC), Department of Biosciences an Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

4. In-charge, Safety Committee, Department of Biosciences an Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

Administrative Experience/Committee Work as Student at IIT Kanpur:
01. Ph.D. Senator, Students’ Gymkhana IIT Kanpur (2003-04 & 2004-05)
02. Chief Election Officer (CEO), Gymkhana Bye-Elections, IIT Kanpur (2003-04).
03. Chairman, Computer Center Vigilance Committee (CCVC), Students’ Gymkhana IIT Kanpur (2003-04)
04. Member, Senate Student Affairs Committee (SSAC), IIT Kanpur (2004-05)
05. Member, Senate Postgraduate Committee (SPGC), IIT Kanpur (2003-04 & 2004-05)
06. Member, Security Advisory Committee, IIT Kanpur (2004-05)
07. Member, Student Benevolence Fund/Student Benefit Fund (SBF), IIT Kanpur (2003-04 & 2004-05)
08. Member, Health Center Users Committee, IIT Kanpur (2003-04 & 2004-05)
09. Member, Rules and Procedure Committee, Students’ Gymkhana IIT Kanpur (2003-04)
10. Chairman, Health Center Committee, Students’ Gymkhana IIT Kanpur (2003-04)