I am broadly interested in disease ecology, biogeography and evolution. My PhD project aims to examine diversity and distribution of avian malaria parasites in the Western Ghats Sky Islands, India. I am interested in understanding ecological and evolutionary factors underlying avian malaria parasite community structure using molecular tools. I am also optimizing NGS tools (e.g. sequence capture) for studying evolutionary relationships among malaria parasites and further applications in parasite phylogeography.