What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research

I am currently a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Wayne State University School of Medicine in in Detroit Michigan, USA. I work on understanding how mitochondrial metabolism in involved in the many pathophysiological processes and diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. My current projects focus on targeting mitochondria to prevent inflammation in two distinct models – one for a mitochondrial DNA disease (MELAS) and the other for endotoxin induced preterm birth.

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

As I progress in my career to become an independent scientist in academia, I am particularly interested in understanding the review process from the other side of the table – a manuscript editor’s perspective. This would in turn help me improve upon my editorial skills as well as provide me with a comprehensive understanding of the review process. I also hope to understand how preprints are perceived in the scientific outreach community and identify better ways to present my work to other scientists as well as a general audience.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am excited to share my work with others and learn about increasing transparency in the review process. As review processes are getting longer publishing preprints is fantastic way improve the manuscript ahead of submission and hopefully reduce the time required for publication. 

Ask me about…

any of my research interests highlighted above. Besides that I love trying different cuisines and watching movies and reading books.

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