I am an immunologist interested in understanding how our immune system detects and responds to tissue-specific stresses. My research has looked into the role of cytokines, microbiota, and tissue-resident cells in shaping immunity in the airways. I have also worked on immune surveillance in human skin. At the moment, my mind is occupied with questions on how viruses spread. Incidentally, my name, “Koshika,” means a cell in Hindi, my native tongue.

The scientist should be modest but not at the expense of his convictions, which he must defend