I am originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, and I graduated from the University of Mississippi, OleMiss in the spring of 2021 with a B.S. in biological sciences and a minor in Chemistry. During my time at OleMiss, I worked with Dr. Gregg Roman’s lab to better understand genetics with Drosophila as a model organism. For the project, we looked at the ethanol binding properties in the Unc-13 family of proteins and how it correlates with the physiological and behavioral effects when exposed to sedating concentrations of ethanol.
I will be joining Clemson’s Center of Human Genetics in the fall of 2021 where I will be working with Dr. Robert Anholt and Dr. Trudy Mackay to explore other horizons of genetics with Drosophila as a model system. Outside of academics, I enjoy swimming and being outdoors (hiking, camping) as a hobby.
For my initial project as a graduate student, I will be looking at variations in neuronal gene expression corresponding to variations in brain morphology and organismal phenotype.