Bhoomi received her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology in the summer of 2022 at the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute named after Dr. D.Y. Patil in Pune, India. She did her dissertation research in one of India’s largest cancer-specialized ACTREC (Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer) Center in the Research and Development wing of the Tata Memorial Medical Center. Her research focused on the preparation and functional validation of a molecular imaging sensor to study the roles of STAT3 post-translational modifications in triple-negative breast cancer cells.
In the fall of 2022, she joined Dr. Andrei Alexandrov’s lab in Clemson to pursue her graduate studies in Genetics. She studies the roles of human long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer. Her research is focused on the identification and validation of human factors acting on the metastasis-promoting long non-coding RNA MALAT1 using ultra-high throughput screening technology.
Outside of research, she enjoys playing basketball and badminton.