I’m a PhD student in systems (and synthetic) biology in the Department of Engineering in Somenath Bakshi’s lab at The University of Cambridge. I completed master’s degree in the same university, and my undergraduate degree (B.Eng) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. I like DNA, maths, Linux and bacteria. You can see my (probably out of date) CV here.


My main focus is in the field of systems biology. I am studying the effects of dormancy, ageing and persistence in bacterial systems such as E. coli and B. subtilis. I use various numerical simulation techniques and synthetic biology tools. One of my major research focusses is in the field of high throughput timelapse microscopy image analysis, where I develop tools to extract information from mother machine experiments.

Other projects

I’m involved in two molecular programming initiatives. The first is molpigs, a community to bring together young and early career researchers in molecular programming. You can listen to our podcast here. The second project is part of The Molecular Programming Society as an editor on an open source textbook called The Art of Molecular Programming. This textbook aims to collect all the pieces of lore which exist scattered throughout the field and put them in once place, alleviating the pain of graduate students everywhere.