Originally from New Delhi, India, I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Biology (2019) and an M.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology (2020). At UMass, I worked in Dr. Craig Albertson’s lab to understand craniofacial development in African Cichlid fishes. My project involved studying the genetic and molecular underpinnings of jaw development using techniques like Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) Analysis. I also developed an interest in Genomics, and as a PhD rotation student at Clemson, I completed two lab rotations involving analysis of RNA-seq and Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing (RRBS) datasets. Outside of science, I enjoy watching and playing soccer (Come on You Spurs!), and doing outreach with my local church.
I completed a rotation and joined Dr. Julia George’s lab in May 2021. My research interests include (1) understanding the neurogenomics of learning and memory in songbirds like zebra finches, and (2) investigating neurodevelopment of songbirds when exposed to vocal signals called “heat calls” under high temperatures.
Subba, Prakrit, “Exploration of the Association between Muscle Volume and Bone Geometry Reveals Surprising Relationship at the Genetic Level” (2020). Masters Theses. 995. https://doi.org/10.7275/18520060 https://scholarworks.umass.edu/masters_theses_2/995