About me

Welcome to my page!

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Tennessee Knoxville/Tulane University.

Prior to my Tulane U appointment, I did research on how evolutionary relationship among fungal assemblages or communities influence their response to pervasive nutrient addition as well as biotic factor like herbivory. I worked closely with Elizabeth Borer, Eric Seabloom, Georgiana May and Linda Kinkel at the University of Minnesota.

I have completed my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 2014 from University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana (US) under Jason McLachlan’s advisement. During my Ph.D., I studied the genetic legacies of 10,000 years of environmental changes – historical climatic changes and human land-use — on forest tree species, populations and communities using different approaches such as ancient DNA, metagenomics as well as traditional population genetics.

I also enjoy sharing my passion for science through outreach, teaching and volunteering.

I try to post some relevant (or, other not-so-relevant) materials about science and the universe here.