Welcome to my website! I am a sensory biology and acoustics researcher interested in translating basic science skills to solve real world problems. I am a PhD candidate in the Sisneros lab in the department of biology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. My dissertation research focuses on honest acoustic signaling, mate call perception, and directional hearing in the plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus).
Before heading to the University of Washington to pursue my PhD, I did my master's project in the lab of Dr. Sanjay Sane, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, India, where I characterized the landing maneuvers of houseflies (Musca domestica) on vertical and inverted surfaces. As an undergraduate student, I have also undertaken research projects in the areas of community ecology, phylogenetics, and comparative anatomy.
After graduating with my PhD, I plan to transition to a career in industry where I can utilize my expertise in biology, acoustics, mechanics, and programming.