M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Ph. D (Biotechnology) from Kumaun University, Nainital. Qualified ICAR-NET in the discipline of Agricultural Biotechnology. Worked as Research Associate from September, 2007 to August, 2015 at ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand and Senior Research Fellow from August, 2015 to January 2019 at Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Innstitute, New Delhi. Published 5 research papers and one book chapter in peer reviewed journals. Area of interest and expertise include Genetics, QTL mapping for kernel iron and zinc content in maize and marker assisted introgression of VTE4, crtRB1 and opaque2 genes for development of multi-nutrient rich maize.