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About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Department of Biology and the Department of Genetics.



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I was a postdoctoral researcher with Jeffrey Jensen at Arizona State University and I worked with Michael Lynch during my PhD at Indiana University. My research interest broadly spans population genetics and molecular evolution. I am interested in how non-adaptive evolutionary processes like changes in population size, recombination rate, direct and indirect effects of negative selection and factors such as genome architecture shape patterns of variation.  

I got my bachelors degree in mathematics in Delhi, where I spent most of my time studying pure mathematics and thinking about extremely abstract concepts. Wanting to find an application of mathematics to biology, I spent some time pursuing a masters in biology trying to understand which questions I wanted to pursue research in and thankfully also got to audit some advanced probability theory courses in the computer science department at TIFR, Mumbai. Luckily, during my masters I got my hands on some papers by Michael Lynch, Tomoko Ohta and Motoo Kimura and started reading John Gillespie's book, which led me to being fascinated by population genetics.


2018 - Present

2012 - 2018

2009 - 2012

2006 - 2009

Postdoctoral Researcher

Arizona State University

Advisor: Jeffrey D. Jensen

PhD, Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Program

Indiana University, Bloomington

Advisor: Michael Lynch

Master's in Biology

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

B. Sc. in Mathematics

St. Stephen's College, Delhi, India

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