Dr. Sonali Sharma grew up in the beautiful mountains of northern India, and moved to Europe for a Masters in Biotechnology. As an Erasmus student, she had an opportunity to live in different countries in Europe for an internship and Master’s thesis. She carried out my graduate studies at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in the Czech Republic. Her dissertation research defined a novel role of the miR-29-TRAF4 axis in CD40 signaling in Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). She is very enthusiastic about studying the microenvironmental interactions in leukemia. Her research focuses on deciphering the novel interactions between leukemia and stromal cells in acute myeloid leukemia.
Outside the lab, she enjoys reading (mostly fiction), cooking and gardening. She is very fond of traveling and recently started playing a ukulele.