Malik Lab

Malik Lab Members

Ganeshkumar Miriyala

Ganesh was born and raised in Seattle.He started off as an intern in the Malik lab helping out with experiments to uncover evolutionary conflict between mitochondria and nuclear genomes in a Drosophila melanogaster model organism. During this time, he was pursuing an associates degree in Biotechnology from Shoreline Community College and eventually transferred to the University of Washington to obtain a bachelors degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Ganesh is currently a Research Technician performing experiments to understand interactions between host and microbes. In particular, he is trying to identify the genetic basic of interactions between Drosophila and Wolbachia in order to understand how wolbachia can influence and manipulate the reproduction and life cycles of Drosophila to enhance their own transmission.

In his free time, Ganesh like to play basketball and he is a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks.