Mauna Dasari

Mauna Dasari

Deans' Fellowship
Biological Sciences: PhD
Academic Background:

UC Berkeley Class of 2012, BS Microbial Biology and BA Anthropology

What is your research about?

Evolutionary biology and microbial ecology. My works specifically focuses on how the nonhuman primate gut microbiome changes with age and early life environment, and how these changes impact measures of Darwinian fitness.

Do you live on- or off-campus?

Live off campus near downtown South Bend

To which Notre Dame clubs and/or research organizations do you belong?
  • Biology Graduate Students Organization
  • Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
  • Science Policy Initiative
After you graduate, what are your career aspirations?

Government or nonprofit

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Volunteering/STEM outreach, cooking/baking, hiking, biking

How do you practice self-care after a long day at work?

Walking or biking to work, cooking


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