Sumanprava Giri did her undergraduate studies in Biotechnology and obtained a B.Tech degree from Anna University, India in 2010. She is currently pursuing her graduate reseach in Dr.Supriya Prasanth’s lab and her work focuses on the role of Origin Recognition Complex (ORC) and Origin Recognition Complex-associated (ORCA) proteins in chromatin organization in mammalian cells. Origin Recognition Complex is a multi-subunit protein complex crucial for DNA replication in eukaryotes. Her major aim is to understand both the replication and non-replication related roles of ORCA in mammalian cells using biochemical and cell biological methods. Apart from lab work, she enjoys learning various languages and in her free time can be found learning Chinese from labmates and trying out smatterings of German. She also loves reading, painting and travelling.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign