Hi! I am a PhD student in the Trevor Price lab at University of Chicago and Corrie Moreau lab at the Field Museum of Chicago. I am interested in coexistence of species and the role of biotic interactions in shaping species diversity gradients. For my dissertation, I am studying the interactions between ants and birds in the Eastern Himalayas.
My other research interests include sexual selection and co-operative behavior in animals. Before joining University of Chicago, I studied the evolution of sperm morphology in Old World leaf warblers in collaboration with a research group at the Natural History Museum, Oslo. I did a masters in Wildlife Science from the Wildlife Institute of India and for my masters thesis I studied the evolution of colonial breeding in Chestnut-headed bee-eaters. I received my undergraduate degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.