About

I’m a Ph.D. candidate at the Hormiga lab, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. I am fascinated by the evolving biodiversity and its maintenance on our planet. Being  a trained phylogeneticist, I study arachnid evolution as a model using morphology, advanced genomic and transcriptomic technologies. My goal is to understand patterns and exceptions in their evolution…

Research Grants/Fellowships

2020 19. Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral fellowship. Project: Systematics and Evolution of miniature orb-weaving spiders. 2019 18. Weintraub Fellowship. The George Washington University, United States.(USD 26,000) 17. Mortensen Endowment Award. Project: Field expedition for sampling miniature orb-weaving spiders in Chile. (USD 1,166) 16. Harlan Summer Funding. Project: Systematics of the miniature orb-weaving spiders. (USD 7,000) 2018…

Past SpiderIndia meets

Spider enthusiasts across India gathered last December in the lush green Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Checkout the SpiderIndia page to know more about their findings!