2006-2010                    Bachelor of Technology      Biotechnology Karunya University, Coimbatore, India
2010-2011 Master’s of Science Molecular Medicine University College London, UK
2014-2018 PhD Cancer Genetics and Genomics (Prof. Tom Freeman) University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Postdoctoral Training

11/2018 to present          Research Fellow                         Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard Medical School.

Other Professional Positions

2011-2012 Research Assistant Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
2013-2014 Research Officer National Cancer Centre of Singapore

Honors and Prizes

2021 K99/R00: Pathway to Independence Award NIH-NCI
2019 Poster selected for highlight talk NIH Cancer Moonshot- Human Tumor Atlas Network
2018 First author publication highlighted as Must-Read 2018 Collection AACR Cancer Immunol. Res
2014-2018 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship University of Edinburgh
2014-2018 Roslin Institute and CMVM Scholarship Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
2015 Best Poster Award Functional Genomics and Systems Biology: From Model Organisms to Human Health Conference, Hinxton, UK


Deconvolution of the immune landscape of cancer transcriptomics data, its relationship to patient survival and tumour subtypes, Nirmal AJ. 2018, University of Edinburgh.