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Tarun is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience in the Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience at the University of Montana. His research is focused on investigating epigenetic and neural correlates of complex social behaviors. He received his M.S in Genetics and Molecular Biology and B.S. with honors in Computational Biology from Panjab University, India. He is a recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, and Besancon Fellowship from the UM Graduate School. He also received multiple travel grants for studying evolution and neurological basis of morality at Universität Tübingen, circadian rhythms at NEHU, Shillong and a visiting fellowship in fMRI at Harvard. He is interested in animal behavior, social neuroscience, computational neural networks, astronomy, epistemology, policy, and philosophy and history of science. Through scientific exploration, he hopes to learn and gain insights into the mechanics of our existence and that of the universe.