MSc Student
Queen’s University,
Biomedical research
Virus-Host Interactions

Ujjwal obtained her BSc in Microbial and Food Technology from Panjab University, India. Her interest in microbes led her to pursue research internships at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology and J.C Bose Institute in India. Later, Ujjwal moved to England to pursue her MSc in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nottingham, where she completed her MSc research project in Dr. Alexander Tarr’s lab and examined the codon usage bias in Pestiviruses using bioinformatics tools. During this time, she developed a particular fascination with viruses and their interaction with the human immune system. Currently, she is working to understand how cyclophilin inhibitors enhance antiviral immune responses against positive-sense RNA virus infection. Outside of the lab, Ujjwal enjoys doing yoga and Pilates.