I'm a second year Biological Sciences Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. My thesis studies vocal learning at a computational level, specifically enhancer evolution within the trait, and comparative genomics across mammalian and avian clades.


I am from North Carolina, and I completed my undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill. When I'm not in the lab, I'm listening to music or at a live show, writing or hiking.


For more information on my previous experience, you can download my curriculum vitae or my resume in pdf form here (last updated Summer 2023). The best way to contact me is at rganesan at andrew.cmu.edu :)



this website was a "fun side project to learn HTML" turned into a severe work in progress.