Naina Goel is currently pursuing her joint Ph.D. at the KU Leuven, Aquatic Biology Research group and UGent, Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology. Her research focuses on the interplay between the gut microbiome and host epigenome under cyanobacterial stress in Daphnia. She is Indian by nationality, and in 2017 she moved to France to obtain a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Life Sciences from Paris Descartes University. In October 2019, she joined KU Leuven campus Kulak as a doctoral student. Recently, she gave a short presentation at the ‘Proost to Science’ event, organized by the Doctoral Working Group at campus Bruges. Apart from her research interests in the microbiota, she is involved in citizen science and synthetic biology projects. She is a member of iGEM, a global platform. She is also leading idealab Open Science Project for 2 years during her PhD. In her free time, she loves painting, cooking, and reading books.
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