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             I am a biogeochemist, enthusiast fascinated by the microbial diversity and their interaction, participation in various    biogeochemical cycles, in various evolution of life and biodiversity on Earth. This led me to pursue a Bachelor's degree in    Microbiology, followed by a Master's in Microbiology. A continued interest in microbial functional diversity and role in  environmental chemistry  led me down the PhD lane. My doctoral dissertation work was based on studying the role of arsenite oxidizing bacterial assemblages in arsenic contaminated aquifers and to understand how the sedimentary organic matter that leaches into the aquifers during recharge, shapes those indigenous microbial populations.