Purva Karia's current focus is to apply the machine learning approaches to better understand the impact of protein phosphorylation.

Karia received her Ph.D. from Dr. Keiko Yoshioka’s lab at the University of Toronto. Her thesis work focused on the subcellular localization, function and the importance of phosphorylation of Arabidopsis tail-anchored protein, Triphosphate Tunnel Metalloenzyme 1 (TTM1). During her postdoc in the Rhee and Ehrhardt labs, she is working on the Sorghum Metabolic Atlas project to unravel the subcellular location of enzymes. A high-throughput Sorghum transformation and the state of the art microscopy techniques is used to map the protein localization in Sorghum. This project will open up the avenues to study the location-to-function paradigm of enzymes in C4 grass.
Outside of the lab, she enjoys camping, hiking, baking and visits to the dog park with her furbaby.