top of page


PhD student

I am interested in understanding how nematode infections influence nestmate recognition and social behavior in ants. I am also interested in understanding the chemical basis for the changes in these behaviors. I completed my Masters at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. My Masters project was to understand the influence of community coalescence in the evolution of predatory abilities and social traits in lab-evolved strains of a bacterial predaor Myxococcus xanthus.

bottom of page