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Avaneesh Narla


Faculty hosts: Daniel Fisher and Benjamin Good

Avaneesh Narla will earn a doctorate in physics from UC-San Diego in May 2023. The focus of Narla’s research has been understanding how microbial populations respond to and shape their environment. At Stanford, he will work with faculty hosts Daniel Fisher and Benjamin Good to study the adaptations of microbial populations in changing environments. This research will be used to help understand how biological collectives respond to climate change and biodiversity crises. Narla also plans to extend what he has learned from studying microbial populations to collective adaptation and resilience to environmental changes in social-insect colonies, such as ant mounds and bee swarms.

Portrait of Avaneesh Narla