As an educator, it is important to me to create an environment in and outside of the classroom that facilitates learning.

I am also a passionate teacher and have particular liking to involve undergraduates in hands-on research so that they would get a deeper understanding of science and society.

It is my duty to give back to society the gift of knowledge that I have received.

Study Abroad:

I take undergraduate students (honors and non-honors) from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to Neotropics to teach them Tropical Ecology. The main topics that I cover are related to Tropical biology, Ecology, Ornithology, Herpetology.

    • Belize – Coastal Caribbean Biology (May Inter-session 2018, 2017, 2019):
      • A week-long course in Tropical Caribbean Biology.
      • Responsible for students from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and Fort Smith.
    • Watch me Catch Black-tailed Indigo snake while canoeing down Macal River. The snake was used to teach students about its Natural history, Taxonomy, ecology.
  • Trinidad and Tobago (May 2018)
    • Week long course in Tropical Biology.
    • It is a course open to alumni of Coastal Caribbean Biology Course, wherein we build on the principles learned in Belize.

Courses within University :

As a Teaching Assistant in Department of the Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas, I am responsible for:

  • Responsible for conducting ~3 hours long labs twice per week.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering my talk for the lab being taught.
  • Responsible for setting up, conducting and grading the exams

Microbiology (Fall 2018)

Human Physiology (Spring 2018, Fall 2017):

Human Anatomy (Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014)

Principles of Biology (Spring 2014, Fall 2013)

Undergraduate and Graduate students guided:

  • Currently guiding two undergraduate students from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on use of Marasmius for nest building in Neotropics.
  • Currently guiding one undergraduate student from the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith on developing a research project on snake venom and its biomedical applications.
  • Currently guiding two of my undergraduate students from Physiology lab on developing a research paper on stability and hearing capabilities.
  • Ph.D. student (2015), had taught a Ph.D. student (CCMB-CSIR), field biology techniques and guidance on setting up field sites.
  • Have guided multiple graduate students with analyzing their data with various statistical methods such as Multivariate Statistics, GLM, GLMR, Random Forest, GIS, etc.

A few special memories (teaching) captured:

In Belize while teaching the Study Abroad “Coastal Caribbean Biology Course”. Caught a 7 feet long snake while canoeing down Macal River. The snake was used to teach students about its Natural history, Taxonomy, ecology.

Song prepared by the Study Abroad “Coastal Caribbean Biology Course” students for their Ecology Class.