I completed my M.Sc. in Human Genomics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, following which, I pursued my interest in drug discovery research in various labs focusing mostly on evaluating small molecules against diverse targets for therapeutic interventions. My curiosity to understand the roles of post translational modifications functioning as regulatory mechanisms mainly stems from my experiences of working with kinases, proteases, and hydroxylases. What excites me most is how biological processes are orchestrated by multiple proteins that requires their modification with PTMs and how cells use these modifications as a signal to regulate diverse functions. I was accepted into the MRC PPU PhD programme in 2023, and joined the Kulathu lab to investigate how the ubiquitin-like protein UFM1 regulates protein biogenesis at the ER.