I am a marine scientist particularly interested in how environmental pollution and climate change affect the biogeochemical cycle in marine systems. Despite having a variety of educational backgrounds, including a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Meteorology, I have developed a strong interest in marine biogeochemistry since the beginning of my Ph.D. at the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, India. Since then, the ocean has become a significant part of my life. As a postdoctoral researcher, I relocated to Pusan National University, South Korea to study nitrogen fixation in the country's bays. In addition, I was awarded the Technical University of Munich Foundation Fellowship (TUFF) and worked at the Technical University of Munich as a TUFF fellow.
Further, I moved to Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) to work on cell-specific NanoSIMS analysis of diazotrophic communities in the Amazon River plume and Western Tropical North Atlantic Ocean until I joined IISER-TVM in May 2023. As a part of my research journey, I participated in several research cruises in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, East/Japan Sea, and Atlantic Ocean to advance my scientific interests. Under the banner of BioCIAS (Biogeochemical Cycling in Indian Aquatic Systems), my research in IISER TVM will keep diving into the ocean's mysteries.