Utsa received bachelor's degree with a triple major in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics from Bangalore University, India, and studied master's degree with a double major in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology at Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bangalore Biotech Park under the aegis of University of Mysore, India. During his master's years he voluntarily worked for Bangalore India Bio 2016, India's largest biotechnology exhibition, and also completed a six-month internship with a biotech start-up incubated at IBAB/Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre. After completion of his master's he moved to Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) to work with 'Padma Shri' award-winning Indian scientist Prof. M.R.S. Rao as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF). He worked with Prof. Rao between August of 2016 and September of 2019 for three years in the areas of Cancer Genomics, lncRNA Bioinformatics, and Epigenomics.
Presently he is working with Italian Medical Geneticist Dr. Giuseppe Merla at the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, and pursuing PhD in Molecular Biomedicine at University of Trieste, Italy. The primary objective of the project will be to detail the function of TRIM8 in the overlapping context of cell growth and cell cycle, and how that function of TRIM8 is deregulated in Glioblastoma using normal and cancer cells.