Neuroscience, Systems Biology
Statement of Research Interests:
I like combining computational tools with in vitro experiments to yield unique insight into multicellular systems. In my current work, I apply an eclectic combination of long-term microscopy, image analysis and graph theory to study how stem cells transform into neuronal networks in a dish. See more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Y783NG66Q&feature=youtu.b.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
While I have gained many skills during graduate school, perhaps the most significant improvement has been in my writing and presentation skills. Accurate and concise writing not only helps communicate your ideas effectively, it also helps to clarify one's own thought process. I would like to aid others in their journeys as writers by drawing from my own experience.
I am involved with the burgeoning community of science communication enthusiasts in Houston. I helped organize the inaugural ComSciCon-Houston in 2017, a science communication workshop by graduate students, for graduate students, and am co-chairing the second edition in March 2018.
Outside of academic activities, I am passionate about Indian classical music, and devote much of my time to practicing this wonderful art form. In my remaining time, I enjoy grocery shopping at Trader Joeâ€™s, listening to NPR and watching Manchester United destroy their opponents.