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Jyotsna Kalathera

PhD Student


Research Topic

 I am majorly figuring out the influence of population bottlenecks on the evolution of life-history traits. Also, interested to understand the genetic networks behind Myxococcus sporulation and germination. Another direction of research goes into understanding microbial community assembly in nature. 



Int. MSc. in Life sciences (2013-2018)

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

Research Experience

Master thesis (Dec 2017-May 2018)

PI: Mrinal Bhattacharya

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Project: Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the emergence of multiple drug resistance in P. falciparum

Summer intern / Indo-US Khorana program (May 2017 - June 2017)

PI: Nirbhay Kumar

Tulane university, LA, USA

Project: Immunological Cross-reactivity between Malarial Vaccine Target Antigen Ps25 in Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax

Summer intern / INSA-IAS summer research program(May 2016 – June 2016)

PI: Dipshikha Chakravortty

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Project: Evaluation of a mutant strain of Salmonella entericaserovar Typhimurium as a potential vaccine candidate

against Salmonella infection


Thank you for visiting here by the way!

I am a science enthusiast from let's say high school onwards, yes, a cliche sentence to begin with, and I always wanted to free myself in science and scientific thinking, which is a fact.  

I thought to major in Physics, but later inclinations got me to Life Sciences. Within life sciences, I had visits at other biological disciplines but evolution with microbes  became an un-resistable field to set myself in. 

Hobbies : Scientific writing and reading are something I enjoy the most. Leisure times I like watching movies, wandering in our campus and clicking pictures. 

A consistent announcement : Actively looking for interns to seed new ideas and pace-up the work!!

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