Tell us about yourself
Iam a Post Doctoral Research Scientist at Max Planck Institute for lung and heart research. Iam Exploring the involvement of mechanical force in heart development
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I did my Bachelor’s degree (Physics) from Mahatma Gandhi University and Master’s in Electronics from Bharathidasan University. I completed my PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
I was trained as an engineer before coming to the life science. During my masters, I got a chance to study biology. Because of my training in physics and electronics, I started to consider the living organism like a machine. I am really amazed at the complexity of the living organism. Soon I realized physics and mathematics are the basic tools needed to uncover the secrets of life science. One of the main problems in our universities is if your background is physics, it is very difficult to study biology because most of the biological courses need biology background. After my masters, I joined in National Center for Biological Science (NCBS), Bengaluru. Scientist in NCBS think differently, they tried to combine physics, biology, and mathematics. From there I got a chance do PhD in Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Germany. At present, I am studying the involvement of mechanical force in the development of organs like heart and lungs.