Integrated Masters in Biological Sciences (School of Natural Sciences, Bangalore University)
Research Interest
Sensorimotor basis of mechanosensory feedback from bristle fields in hawkmoths

Maitri M
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.