I graduated in medicine in 2006 at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and went on to do my Masters
in Microbiology (MD). Following that, I did a PhD also in Medical Microbiology on Molecular characterisation of beta-lactamases in Escherichia coli. I am currently working as Head of Microbiology in the Madras Medical Mission hospital.
I am the author of over 40 publications in peer reviewed national and international journals and have contributed to 4 book chapters and co-edited one text book. I am guide to PhD students and an invited speaker on national and international conferences.
I have been the chair of infection control committee in the hospital for 13 years. I have been chosen as the 2017 Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) international ambassador from India.
I am an empanelled assessor of the National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration Laboratories in India ( NABL) (ISO 15189:2012 ).
I have done observerships at the EUCAST development laboratory, Sweden; University hospital- Basel, Charite’ hospital- Berlin.
I have been the recipient of the Department of Science and Technology(DST) award local convener for an Indo-German workshop on “ Next generation sequencing in clinical Microbiology and public health”. I have been awarded a grant from the DST to run a project on Multi drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.