Sonali Gandhi is a Biophysicist and obtained her M.S and PhD in Biophysics from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.
During her PhD, she developed new biophysical methods to measure the correlated diffusion of membrane-bound biomolecules. She applied these methods to reveal the ligand dependent co-diffusion of proteins on the surface of lipid droplets to study membrane organization and dynamics.
Her research interest involves a broad area of protein-lipid interactions on model liposomes using various fluorescence techniques. Specifically, she is investigating the physico-chemical nature of interactions between Drosophila Oskar protein and its associated lipids.