It is an amazing feeling to be part of such a wonderful group for my PhD. Before covid, when defence use to happen in person and not over zoom meetings. When celebrations were not virtual and social gatherings with fun games was a thing. I got late in sharing this, its from December 2019
This week was very special for the NICE lab as the first student from the lab, Srishti Batra, metamorphosed into Dr. Srishti Batra by successfully defending her thesis. As part of her PhD, she worked on a promiscuous volatile, extracted from Artimesia plant, named coffee furanone and showed its function in stimulating the insect olfactory system using tools from neurophysiology, animal behavior and bioinformatics, highlighting its role as a potential insect repellent.
But apart from the thesis defense, she also had to face a “real” defense, which tested her skills at a whole new level.
Congratulations on your metamorphosis, Dr. Srishti Batra!