Tifany was born and raised in Switzerland for 10 years, before moving to India. After school, intrigued by the world of science, she did her BTech in Biotechnology. She then moved to New Zealand to do her Masters in Engineering, in Materials and Processing at the University of Waikato. Next, she stayed on to do a PhD in Biochemistry. Her PhD project focussed on studying the evolution of AroA and MurA enzymes from Bacillus using the ancestral sequence reconstruction technique. She is currently a postdoc with Wayne, trying to engineer an RNA ligase system for unbiased sequencing of diverse microRNA pools.
In her free time, Tifany enjoys playing squash, hanging out with friends, going to music gigs, playing board/video games, binge watching TV series, rock climbing and boxing!!!!!