Varun is a postdoctoral researcher working on the genetics of autism and related traits. His work is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. , the Wellcome Trust and the Autism Research Trust. His PhD was funded by scholarships from St John's College, Cambridge, and the Cambridge Trust. Prior to his PhD he completed an MPhil at the ARC, Cambridge, funded by St John's College Bursary, and the Nehru Trust.
He has primarily worked on genome-wide association studies of empathy, systemizing, and cognitive empathy.
His publications can be found here: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=_f3ym2cAAAAJ&hl=en"