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

I am an FRM post-doc at the Epigenetics and Cell Fate Unit, Paris. In Claire Rougeulle laboratory, we aim to decipher the intricacies of X chromosome inactivation at various points in life and across species, focusing on roles of long non-coding RNAs. I am a graduate of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where I worked on innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions honing in on responsive cell signaling pathways.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I’m excited that today science can boast of a huge community of scientists that are also storytellers, illustrators, animators, podcasters, videographers and many more! The need of the hour is to collaborate and present science to the everyday taxpayer in interesting formats, so that they are similarly intrigued.

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

ASAPbio has quickly established itself as an authority in the preprint movement. It has built a strong community of like-minded individuals that have raised preprint awareness. I choose to be a part of the ASAPbio Fellows program to leverage this identity and community towards improving the preprint dialogue.

Ask me about…  

My science, impressionist art, podcasts, movies and web series (especially Indian!).

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