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Achievements

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

HONORS AND AWARDS

1.   The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Young Investigator Award - 2021

2.   The Inaugural Intersections Science (ISFS) Associate - November 2021

3.   ATS Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation (AII) Science and Innovation Center Abstract Award 2021

4.   The American Association of Immunologists 2021 Trainee Abstract Award -- 2021

5.   The American Thoracic Society 2021 Abstract Scholarship -- 2021

6.   The Inaugural Intersections Science (ISFS) Associate - January 2021

7.   The American Thoracic Society 2019 Abstract Scholarship -- 2019

8.   The UAB Dept. of Microbiology David E. Wells Symposium Graduate Student Speaker Finalist -- 2017

9.   The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center Travel Award -- 2017

10. The Hiramoto Travel Award, UAB Dept. of Microbiology -- 2017

11. Gail H. Cassell Microbiology Scholarship Endowment Award -- 2015,16,17

12. The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant, ASM -- 2016

13. Sir Ratan Tata Trust National Merit Scholarship for academic excellence -- 2012,13,14

14. The University of Mumbai Late Smt. Gunwantiben K. Mehta Award -- 2009,10,11,12,13,14

15. Ramnarain Ruia College Smt. Yamunabai Hirlekar Award -- 2013

16. Ramnarain Ruia College Kridabhushan Award -- 2011

17. Ramnarain Ruia College of Science Alumni Association Best Student Award -- 2010

ORAL PRESENTATION AWARDS

  1. The Boston University Evans Department of Medicine Research Day 2021. October 2021. First Place - Basic Research Presentation Award

  2. The Boston University Evans Department of Medicine Research Day 2020. November 2020. Second Place - Basic Research Presentation Award

  3. The Boston University Evans Department of Medicine Research Day 2018. October 2018. Second Place - Basic Research Presentation Award

  4. The UAB Dept. of Microbiology David E. Wells Symposium Graduate Student Speaker Finalist. December 2017.

  5. The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center 6th Annual Symposium. September 2017. Second place.

  6. The UAB Graduate Research day, Birmingham, Alabama. March 2016. First Place.

POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS

  1. The Boston University Evans Department of Medicine Research Day 2019. October 2019. Second Place - Basic Research Poster Presentation Award

  2. 26th UAB Microbiology Gail Cassell Annual Research Retreat. Rogerville, Alabama. November 2017. First Place – Graduate Student.

  3. The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center 6th Annual Symposium. September 2017. Second Place.

  4. 25th UAB Annual Microbiology Research Retreat. Banning Mills, Georgia. November 2016. First Place- New Investigator.

  5. 24th UAB Annual Microbiology Research Retreat. Chattanooga, Tennessee. November 2015. First Place- New Investigator.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

SWIMMING ACHIEVEMENTS (1995 - 2017)

Participated in many District, State, National level swimming Championships including the Inter-School, Inter-Collegiate, All-India Inter University level and sea swimming competitions.

District Level Tournaments

Gold 222

Silver 95

Bronze 52

New Meet Records 37

Overall Championship 49

State Level Tournaments

Gold 44

Silver 23

Bronze10

New Meet Records 1

Overall Championship 7

National Level Tournaments

Gold 1

Silver 4

Bronze 9

                                     

State Level Open Water Swimming Tournaments

Gold 1

Silver 1

Bronze --

New Meet Records 1

Overall Championship 1 

National Level Open Water Swimming Tournaments

11th Place

AQUATHLON (800m swimming + 5 km running): 1 Bronze medal

 

WATERPOLO ACHIEVEMENTS (2007 - 2014)

Inter-Collegiate Tournaments

Gold 1

Silver 3

Bronze 3

Overall Championship 1

National Level Tournaments

Silver 1