Dept. of Biology
200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Department of Biology
I am interested in understanding how soft-bodied animals navigate
and operate in different environments by studying their neural control and
behavior. I am currently studying how Manduca sexta uses its prolegs to crawl,
by recording from muscles responsible for proleg gripping and ungripping of the
substrate. My research interest also lies in building biomimetic devices that
can maneuver complex environments. Such devices are envisioned to be 'organic'
in their locomotion and operation and can have a variety of applications. Thus
acquiring knowledge of the neural and mechanical control of soft-bodied animals
can help create a gateway to design biocompatible and soft material robots.
- IISER, Trivandrum, India. Integrated BS-MS with a major in Biology and minor
in Physics (2014)
- Major project thesis on evolutionary significance of butterfly eyespots
- Minor project thesis on nanoporous carbon for gas and energy storage
- Soft Material Robotics
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