I am currently studying how bacteriophages, the viruses of bacteria, interact with their hosts. This research will be useful in the development of phage therapy strategies to battle antimicrobial resistance - an imminent public health fiasco.
At Yale, I am affiliated with the following entities:
My PhD research was in Pushkar Lele Lab at Texas A&M University. It focused on the physics of how bacteria move and sense their surroundings. My dissertation (2021) is titled Sensory Functions of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor.
I use a variety of techniques consisting molecular biology, phase and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, particle tracking, and prototyping (3D-printed chambers and microfluidic devices). Some of my work has been published and is linked below.
I am passionate about #OpenScience and science outreach. To this end, I write for LabLeaks, a fun(ny), biweekly newsletter bringing the latest scientific research to a general audience.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2021
Texas A&M University (USA)
B.Tech. with Honours in Chemical Engineering, 2016
IIT Bombay (India)