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 took an advanced summer course on microscopy in 2022: Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences at Marine Biological Laboratoris, Woods Hole, MA (USA). This year, I am going back as a course facilitator (TA).
I am passionate about science outreach. To this end, I use Foldscopes to teach local middle school students about microscopy.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2021
Texas A&M University (USA)
B.Tech. with Honours in Chemical Engineering, 2016
IIT Bombay (India)