With intensive academic training, Dr. Merlin is involved in fostering and building healthcare programs in different streams like entrepreneurship, teaching, and research and ensures it reaches high standards. She is also involved in clinical research and training, integrating data analytics and machine learning methods to advance healthcare research and outreach.
PhD in Computation and Systems Biology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
PG Diploma in Bioethics from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore
MSc in Bioinformatics from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
BSc in Agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Program Director, Department of Entrepreneurship & Health Care, The TIPSGLOBAL Institute, Coimbatore (Since 2015 till date)
Visiting Faculty, PSG Center for Research and Bioethics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore (Since 2017 till date)
Research Associate, Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore (9 months)
Post -doctoral fellow, Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore (1 year 1 month)
Post -doctoral fellow, Hamamatsu Tissue Imaging and Analysis Center (TIGA), National Center for Tumor Diseases, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany (1 year 5 months)
Research Assistant, Knowledge Extraction Lab, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (1 year).