Aayushi graduated from SRM University, Chennai with a B.tech in Biotechnology. She is a recipient of the Indian Academy of Sciences and JNCASR fellowships in India and has worked at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Advance Centre for Treatment and Research in Cancer (ACTREC), Navi Mumbai. As a summer 2010 Khorana Scholar Aayushi worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Hoffmann at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison. As a part of her project she performed high throughput screening to identify targets for the TGF-beta signaling partners. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Dr. Paul Lambert’s lab at UW-Madison and her work focuses on the biology of Papillomaviruses.