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

2019 13. Mortensen Endowment Award. Project: Field expedition for sampling miniature orb-weaving spiders in Chile. (USD 1,166) 12. Harlan Summer Funding. Project: Systematics of the miniature orb-weaving spiders. (USD 7,000) 2018 11. National Geographic Early Career Grant. Project: Trans-Pacific colonization, diversification and web evolution of miniature anapid spiders. (USD 9,484) 10. Lakeside Grants, California Academy…

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!