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. Most recently I worked on immune surveillance in the human skin. 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.’-Monod