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

I am a late year graduate student in comparative biochemistry at UC Berkeley, finishing my PhD soon (Aug 2024). My thesis project revolved around drug discovery of crucial proteins (PLpro and Nsp15) from SARS-CoV-2. The research plan included protein expression and purification, followed by development of high throughput fluorescent assay to screen of chemical library. The selected hits were confirmed and characterized further in biochemical, structural and functional aspect.

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

Besides research, I have a deep interest in science communication through open research. I am interested in connecting with fellows with similar interest where I can learn and talk more about preprint and drive conversations around them

What are you excited about in science communication?

I enjoyed being a part of Crowd preprint review and now I would like to move forward with ASAPbio Fellow. I hope to gain a scientific community and develop a network, aiming to progress towards bringing positive changes in Science, with Open Science.

Ask me about….

I am a health freak, love to do Yoga, playing badminton and sun basking.

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