What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research. 

I’m currently working towards my PhD at the University of Kansas Medical Center, in Dr. Sarah Zanders’ lab. I work on understanding the mechanisms of how the selfish genes, wtf meiotic drivers, function in fission yeast.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I wanted to participate in the program to learn more about preprints, and engage in preprint review initiatives. The program also provides me an opportunity to interact with fellows who are excited about changing the landscape of scientific communication!

What are you excited about in science communication?

I’m excited about the possibility of changing the way scientists communicate, both through publications (or scientific communication) and through science communication. Communication can be an extremely powerful tool when wielded correctly, and I believe we as scientists can get better at it!

Ask me about…

Dance and art! I’m a Bharatnatyam dancer, which is an Indian classical dance, and I’ve trained in the artform for 16 years. I’m also an artist, who mostly draws science-related artwork.

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