Mihika obtained her B.Tech. in Biotechnology from JNTU-Hyderabad, India. She moved to the US from India to pursue a graduate degree. She earned her M.S. in Biology and M.S. in Neuroscience from Georgia State. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Charles Derby where she researches chemical senses in crustaceans.
Derby C, Tottempudi M, Love-Chezem T, Wolfe L (2013) Ink from longfin inshore squid, Doryteuthis pealeii, as a chemical and visual defense against two predatory fishes, summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, and sea catfish, Ariopsis felis. The Biological Bulletin 225:152-160.