Born in Utaar Pradesh. Studied at Allahabad University (B.Sc.) and Banaras Hindu University (M.Sc. Biotechnology, Gold Medalist). Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Mumbai University. Worked at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre as Scientific Officer for 10 years. Moved to Florida State University in 2006 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Working as a Research Faculty since 2013 with primary interest in mass spectrometry and proteomics.