Molecular biologist & science communicator
I am a molecular biologist from Tamil Nadu, one of the southern most states in India. After completing my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, I moved to Hong Kong for pursuing my PhD research. Currently, I am working as a post-doctoral researcher at School of Biological Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong. My current research is on ocean acidification and invertebrate biomineralisation. I make Tamil science communication videos in my YouTube channel - 'thetamilscientist'. I am passionate about communicating science in Tamil language, to rural audience of Tamil Nadu, who are often left out in the process of science communication due to socio economic background. I aim to debunk myths and pseudo-science by communicating science and scientific consensus especially in the area of my expertise - Biological Sciences.
Watch this three minute video (in English) about my PhD research made exclusively for non science audience!