I am currently a graduate student at Virginia Tech, in the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Program, and my current research interest involves dynamical modeling of biological processes, specifically in the context of yeast biology. I am currently co-advised by Professors John Tyson and T.M. Murali. Details of my current research project can be found here.
Previously, in Fall 2016, I worked with Dr. Silke Hauf during my graduate school rotations, where I was investigating the phenomenon of order in chromosome segregation in S. pombe; simultaneously, I was developing an automated image analysis work-flow to analyse dynamics of cell-cycle regulators.
Before I joined Virginia Tech, in Spring 2015, I worked with Dr. Abby Dernburg at UC Berkeley where I was involved in aproject which combined comparative evolution and meiosis, focussing on the variation in meiotic recombination machinery in the model nematode C. elegans and its cousin P. pacificus. There, I spent most of my time optimizing imaging protocols for fixed cell fluorescence imaging in P. pacifius.
During the Summer of 2014, as part of NIGINTERN program at the National Institute of Genetics, Japan, I carried out a small project under the guidance of Dr. Akatsuki Kimura where I was introduced to nematode biology and image analysis.
This webpage is my attempt at documenting some of my computational adventures systematically, and is essentially a hodge-podge of random things I have learned in my journey as a PhD student so far. Apart from microscopy, scripting and mathematical modeling, I also like listening to and making music.