Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health and Apiculture at Mississippi State University , I specialize in bee physiology,
bee nutrition, bee molecular ecology, bee neuroethology, and bee toxicology. I employ various interdisciplinary research techniques such as multiomics (mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, lipidomics and proteomics), molecular biology, pollination biology and apicultural practices to address my current research questions in the bee model system. I am also keen to explore the physiology and behavioral ecology of pests and other insect communities. My research focuses on understanding the impacts of multiple stressors on bee pollinators and how best to formulate mitigative strategies. I work at the interphase of both basic and applied sciences. Read more about my research here.
Along with research, I have been teaching various courses in insect physiology, insect behavior, ecology and honey bee biology since 2010. I also regularly mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Previously I was a Post Doc at Dr. Ramesh Sagili’s Honey Bee Lab at Oregon State University, USA. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, India, under the joint supervision of Prof. Parthiba Basu (Ecology Research Unit) and Prof. Sagartirtha Sarkar (Molecular Cardiology).
I look forward to bringing positivity and helping diverse communities through my work. My outreach and extension work reflect my commitment towards our various stakeholders and the scientific community.
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