My name is Namrata and I’m a microbiologist. I find it fascinating how organisms we can’t even see, be it viruses or bacteria, can have such a profound influence on our lives. I started off working with infectious pathogens during my PhD. As a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, I’ve transitioned from looking at pathogens to bacteria that are regular inhabitants of the gut aka the gut microbiome. Apart from research, I really enjoy teaching and writing and having fun conversations with people about all things interesting.