Currently a PostDoc in the Oregon State University. My research focus is understanding plant-pathogen interaction using molecular and computational tools.
As a science-communicator, I write in Bengali language, first-language of 200+ million people in the world.
A passion for Biology
Since my undergrad, I have done and published research in diverse systems: using silkworm to test pathogens, studying spread of a virus of cattle, symbiosis of plant and rhizobia, and now molecular epidemiology of a plant-pathogen.
I use bioinformatics, statistics, and programming in Python/R/Unix to analyze complex biological questions.
I’m continuously learning and applying techniques from bench: molecular biology, microbiology, growing plants in greenhouse, as well as field-work.
Long time teaching experiences as TA at UC Riverside and as a Lecturer in NSTU in courses including Introduction to Genetics and Introduction to Evolution.
Actively collaborating with researchers in similar fields worldwide.
I have trained multiple undergrads during Ph.D. (also got trained by undergrads during postdoc!)
When I get opportunity, I take part in science outreach program with school-students as well as be a judge in science fair.
I write on biological science for public in Bengali language.
Author of Published Books
- A book on genetics: জেনেটিক্স বংশগতিবিদ্যার সহজপাঠ
- Translation of selected science articles: প্রাণের বিজ্ঞান
- A pocket-book on how brain works: মস্তিষ্ক, ঘুম ও স্বপ্ন
Editor of Largest Science Blog in Bengali
- BigganBlog.org: A platform of 100+ young science authors in Bangladesh.
- Founding editor for 14 years!
- I coordinate editing, factchecking, curation, and web-dev.