Gaurav Ahuja graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cologne, Germany with Ph.D. in Natural Sciences. He is a molecular biologist by training and possesses a vast experience in functional genomics, especially in dissecting complex biological mechanisms using genome-editing and next generation sequencing-based techniques. After the completion of his Ph.D. degree, he worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at several renowned institutes, including Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, Max Planck Institute for Ageing and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore. During this period he worked on multiple model systems, including human pluripotent stem cells, zebrafish, mice and killifish. He has published 14 research articles in peer-reviewed International journals (~250 citations). In addition to this, he also reviewed articles submitted to Nature Publishing Group (Cell Death & Diseases and Scientific Reports). Recently, Dr. Ahuja was shortlisted for the prestigious INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship.