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

I am a PhD student at the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Currently, I work on fascinating regulatory mechanisms that can tune gene expression in our cells.

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

I have often heard researchers are reluctant or not interested in posting their research as a preprint. I think they can be extremely useful for the research community as to whose research is getting published and who’s reading it. Through this program, I wish to know more about preprints to fill the information gap that drives some researchers away from preprints.

What are you excited about in science communication?

The most underappreciated aspect of scientific research is that it is not just for the scientists. Science is for everyone. Hence, everyone deserves to and should learn about the latest scientific developments – be it a major breakthrough or just ‘everyday science’. Science communication allows us to do this in multiple formats and to reach people without the traditional boundaries set between communities, thus, treating scientific information as a resource for everyone.

Ask me about…

Gardening, poetry, and acting. I have also recently started learning to play the violin.

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