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.
Kozma, M.T., M. Schmidt, H. Ngo-Vu, S. Sparks, A. Senatore, and C.D. Derby. Chemoreceptor proteins in the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus: expression of variant Ionotropic Receptors, Gustatory Receptors, and TRP channels in two chemosensory organs and brain. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203935. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203935
Derby, C.D., M.T. Kozma, A. Senatore, and M. Schmidt. 2016. Molecular mechanisms of reception and perireception in crustacean chemoreception: a comparative review. Chem. Senses 41: 381–398.
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.