Martindale Lab welcomes Anhadvir Singh
Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Please welcome Anhadvir Singh to Whitney Laboratory! He is currently visiting the Ryan and Martindale labs as part of a collaborative project to synthesize Yeast two Hybrid cDNA libraries for early diverging animals including M. leidyi (ctenophore), E. mulleri (poriferan) and N. vectensis (cnidarian). This would allow exploration of the evolution of any protein-protein interactions in the early diverging phyla.
Anhadvir completed his Honours BSc with a double major in Biology for Health Science and Mathematics at the University of Toronto Mississauga. For his Ph.D., he is studying ionotropic glutamate receptors from Trichoplax adhaerens (a placozoan), in order to understand their evolution and roles in Trichoplax cell signaling and behavior. Additionally, he has conducted research to explore the evolution of synaptic protein-protein interactions in Trichoplax via the Yeast two Hybrid technique.
When not in the lab, Anhadvir likes to play badminton, go for hikes, and practice music.