What I've been up to recently
August 2022: I presented a poster at the 2022 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
May 2022- June 2022: I ran the HMS-phages program, an 8-week research internship for students from Roxbury Community College. We isolated lots of new phages!
May 2022: I co-authored a preprint from the Baym lab on changes in gene essentiality over time among the paralell E. coli populations of the Lenski Long Term Evolution Experiment. Congrats Anurag!
Septemeber 2021: My paper on the BstA phage defense system is published online at Cell Host & Microbe!
October 2020: I gave an invited talk to the Iqbal group at EMBL-EBI, Cambridge UK
July 2020: I published a preprint describing a new prophage-encoded phage defense system, check it out!
June 2020: We resumed limited wet lab research at the Baym lab -YAY
May 2020: I gave an invited seminar for the phage seminar series organised by the Millard lab at the University of Leicester, UK
March 2020: We shut down our wet lab as Harvard suspended non-essential research activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic :'(
February 2020: I published my first paper as corresponding author in Microbial Genomics on transcriptiomic analysis of prophages
December 2019: I co-organised the inaurgural meeting of Boston PFU, a meeting to connect phage-researchers in the Boston area
October 2019: I gave an invited seminar for The Parsons Lab Microbial Systems Seminar Series at MIT
June 2019: I somehow found myself presenting 3 talks and 2 posters at ASM Microbe 2019 in San Francisco- YIKES
May 2019: I had a great time visiting and giving an invited seminar at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Thanks to the Graduate Student Association for the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences for the invitation!
April 2019: I was awarded the Roche Travel Award for Phage Genomics to attend the upcoming ASM Microbe 2019 in San Francisco later this year- thanks Division M!