Molecular Biologist & science communicator
I am a molecular biologist from Tamil Nadu, one of the southern most states in India. My current research is on invertebrate (oyster) biomineralization under ocean acidification. I have developed appreciation for biomaterials during my PhD as well as the skill sets required to study them.
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 at the University of Hong Kong. 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. I make Tamil science communication videos in my YouTube channel - 'thetamilscientist' during my free time. 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 layman audience!