Research/Areas of Interest: 1. Animal model systems and cell culture methods for understanding normal and carcinogenic breast development. 2. Stromal-epithelial interactions, systemic crosstalk between immune cells and microenvironment & tumor cells. 3. Identification and understanding of normal stem cells and cancer stem cells and their niche. 4. Cell fate decisions during development and cancer 5. Epigenetic drivers of cancer


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, USA, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, USA, 1997