I am from Udayapur, Nepal. I received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2011. I am interested in understanding the biosynthetic pathway for the tetraterpenoid hydrocarbon known as lycopadiene in the L race of Botryococcus braunii. My project also involves the study of sterol biosynthesis in B. braunii. I joined TAMU Biochemistry graduate program in August, 2011 and joined the Devarenne lab in May 2012. I like traveling and listening to music.
Hem successfully defended his PhD thesis on 06.02.2017, and as of 07.01.2017 is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Vinayak Agarwal at Georgia Institute of Technology.