Dhurba Adhikari

Stipendiat Fakultet for biovitenskap og akvakultur
+47 75 51 74 86
Bodø, Hovedbygning 2061

Om meg/bakgrunn

​I did my first master at Tribhuvan University Nepal with a major in Medical Microbiology. With interest in diving into molecular biology, I moved to Norway in 2016 to have a second masters' degree in molecular cell biology from NTNU (Trondheim, Norway). I am currently a PhD student in the Genomics group at Nord University. I am interested in microbe's genomics and fish' genomics. 



My research is based on an evolutionary genomics approach to deal the pelvic spine reduction in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Three spined sticklebacks are of marine origin, which has colonized freshwater habitats. Pelvic spines were found reduced or lost in freshwater sticklebacks. Pitx1 gene is responsible for the development of pelvic spines. The first chapter of my work investigates the variations in the enhancer region of the Pitx1 gene in pelvic-spined and spineless sticklebacks. The second chapter includes the genomic divergence between pelvic-​spined and spineless sticklebacks within and between the populations. Finally, the third chapter comprises variations in mitochondrial DNA between spined and spineless sticklebacks within and between the populations.