Mehak belongs to the mountains, the crown of India -Jammu and Kashmir. She joined the Guptasarma Lab in 2022. She completed her BSc in Life Science from Govt. Degree College, Udhampur, University of Jammu where she was awarded with the Vice-Chancellor certificate. After that she finished her MSc in Zoology from Hindu College, University of Delhi. Her research area is to engineer enzymes for PET (a form of plastic) degradation and also DNA binding protein called DPS. Outside the lab, she enjoys writing journals, painting, photography, reading books and also hanging out with friends and discovering new places, fashion and cultures. She also enjoys trekking.

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