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

I am currently working as Assistant Professor at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. I am a teacher and a researcher. My current research focus is Developmental Biology and Stem cell fate determination. I am trying to understand how the crosstalk between stem cells and their neurogenic niche plays role in developing a functional nervous system.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I think it is a mandatory exercise for a researcher to communicate their findings well. This is a diverse group and I really hope it would help me grow.

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

I think preprints are the future of research. The paid/so-called open access and predatory journals have turned research and innovation into a complete business with one side monetary benefit. I want to educate myself more about preprints and their scope, thus I am interested in this program.

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