Principal Investigator

Dipti Nayak (she/her)

Email: dnayakATberkeley DOTedu

Office Phone: +1-510-6645267

CV available upon request.

Dr. Dipti Nayak joined the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in July 2019.

She received her PhD from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University in 2014 and was a Simons Foundation Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation /Carl R. Woese Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2015-2019. 

She is broadly interested in the physiology and evolution of Archaea, specifically members within this domain that produce and consume the greenhouse gas methane. 

She is a recipient of the Beckman Young Investigator Award, the Searle Scholars Award, the Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a Rose Hills Innovator Grant and the Simons Foundation Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution. 

Outside of the lab, she enjoys hiking and pottery.

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