I am a B4 postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. I am currently studying evolutionary dynamics using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as model system in Prof. Michael M. Desai's lab.
Prior to this, I had completed my doctoral studies at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Pune under the supervision of Prof. Sutirth Dey at Population Biology Laboratory (PBL), which was followed by a brief stint of research associateship in the same lab. Here I had theoretically and empirically investigated different control methods for stabilizing extinction-prone populations. I had also studied dispersal evolution and its correlated changes in life-history, behaviour and metabolism. I showed that dispersal evolution can make organisms more active, exploratory and aggressive, which can have serious consequences for species invasive potential and ecosystem stability.
Broadly, my research interest includes understanding the ecological and adaptive dynamics of spatially structured and unstructured populations. I am equally interested in laboratory experiments and computational approaches to tackle research problems. A detailed description of my previous research and the references for the publications documenting the findings can be found here.
Apart from academia, I like to go for trekking. You can find some photos of my past trek trips here.
Cooking and good food (not necessarily causally related to each other) have a rather therapeutic effect on me to cope with the rough edges of life.
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