I am a scientist and a co-chair of the AgResearch Early Career Group, hold a PhD in microbiology with specialisation in the field of microbial ecology. My work encompasses both culture-dependent and culture-independent methods, including multiomics approaches, aimed at gaining insights into complex microbial communities across various systems. Currently, I am involved in research on bacterial endophytes, where our focus is on discovering beneficial microbes associated with multitude of crops.


  • Doctorate, Biological Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2018
  • Masters, Biological Science, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2008

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