Balraj graduated with a first class Honours degree in Biochemistry from University of Wolverhampton in 2014, during which time she also completed a research placement in Dr M. Morris' cancer epigenetic laboratory. The research primarily focussed on how epigenetic silencing of genes contributed to breast to brain metastasis.
Following this, Balraj went on to do an MRes in Cancer Science at the University of Birmingham where she achieved a distinction. Research here focussed on the investigation of a potential predictor of therapy response in triple negative breast cancer.
After graduating from University of Birmingham, Balraj briefly worked as a laboratory technician and then moved on to work for Serascience Ltd as a Research and Development Scientist in 2016. Here, she developed rapid diagnostic assays for use in clinics and laboratories.
Balraj joined Micropathology Ltd in November 2017 as Postgraduate Scientist and will be supporting the company's partnership in international research projects (EUCLIDS, PERFORM) alongside routine diagnostic duties.