Aditi is an agricultural sciences graduate cum microbiologist who has a keen interest in animal venoms. Currently, at the evolutionary ecology lab, she is trying to understand the trait dynamics of venoms in an ancient group of predatory soil arthropods- Centipedes. She uses multiple approaches such as venom proteomics and venom gland transcriptomics to understand and document the venom diversity across multiple centipede species from peninsular India. She is also interested to understand the role of ecological drivers such as diet in governing the overall evolution of animal venoms. When not doing the cool “venom” work in the lab, one can surely find her cooking, exploring regional cuisines, public speaking, acting and reading Hindi poetry.

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