Murli did his Masters in Biotechnology from IIT, Roorkee in 2005 and P.hD. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA in 2012. After PhD, he moved to join Cornell University, USA as a postdoctoral scientist. He works on biochemical engineering with a goal to protect plants from environmental stresses and improve human health by identifying targets of Aspirin. He is a two time recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA Travel Award.