Abhishek Upadhyay has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:
I am from central India, where I studied Biotechnology Engineering. My first research project was to investigate multicellularity in social amoebae. I went on to receive a full scholarship for a research-based masters in Marine Biology in Hong Kong, performing experiments on larvae and shell proteins of an intertidal oyster. My stint in South Africa concerned evolvability at the origin of cellular life. For my theoretical PhD in Systems Biology, I moved to Germany where I mathematically modeled the molecular switches and rhythms in the circadian clock of a filamentous fungi. I am combining experimental and theoretical approaches to elucidate the regulatory network underlying a developmental clock of the roundworm C. elegans.
Abhishek Upadhyay, LFHCfS
Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI)