My name Prateek Shetty. I joined the Friesen lab in June 2013 as a graduate student. I am currently finishing up my Masters degree for which I worked on exploring the factors the impact the microbiome community structure within different Trifolium plants.
Apart from this, I am also interested in exploring questions related utilizing bacterial and algal communities towards various bioremediation and nutritional supplementation applications. In the long term I visualize using my understanding of large scale NGS datasets, microbial community structuring and basic stats with a Pasteur’ quadrant approach.
I did my undergraduate at Sir MVIT, India. It was here that I was first introduced to the immense power and challenges that accompany high-throughput NGS datasets and I grew infatuated with using bioinformatic approaches to understanding how organisms react to changes in their environment.
In my free time I like to read fiction; primarily from Sci-Fci and Fantasy genres.
My favorite authors are Issac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Brandon Sanderson, R.A.Salvatore …..