Integrated Masters in Biological Sciences (School of Natural Sciences, Bangalore University)
Sensorimotor basis of mechanosensory feedback from bristle fields in hawkmoths
maitrim at ncbs dot res dot in
Visits to research laboratories was something I always looked forward to as a high schooler. But finding myself in a lab looking at how insects fly, was a pleasant surprise. After completing Masters, I hopped on to this bandwagon full of enthusiastic and ever welcoming people. Besides being a local Kannada-English-Hindi translator for the lab, I am interested in the role of mechanosensory system in flight initiation. I use behavioural, neuranatomical, morphometric and electrophysiological techniques to understand the coordination of reflexes mediated by mechanosensory bristles on the head.