Maitreyi UpadhyayPosition in Extavour Lab: Post Doctoral Researcher
B.Sc., Biotechnology. Hislop College, Nagpur, India
M.Sc. Biotechnology. Hislop College. Nagpur, India
Ph.D., Biology. State University of New York at Albany. Albany NY, USA
I was raised by two biochemists and so, from the time I was around 5 or 6 years old, my universe has been populated with stories about stories of scientists, about inventions of vaccines, and about disease microbiology.
I have spent the major portion of my life in India, where I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biotechnology and taught as an assistant professor for two years at Hislop College, Nagpur. My teaching and research experience further increased my interest in the field, and therefore I moved to the US and obtained my PhD from the University at Albany, SUNY, New York in Dr. Prash Rangan’s lab.
Wildlife biology has interested me for more than a decade. It has been my dream to use the knowledge and research skills that I have gained over the years in understanding how habitat and the ecological niche influence and shape animal behavior, and also result in phenotypic diversity. Therefore, I decided to pursue postdoctoral research in the Extavour lab.