Narayani Prasad Kar is from India, where he received his master’s degree in Biotechnology from Ravenshaw University, and Ph.D. in Zoology from Goa University. He is pursuing his post-doctoral research in circadian biology with interest to know the right time of giving combination of radiation and immunotherapy to treat melanoma skin cancer in Gaddameedhi’s lab at NC State. Before joining as a PDF at NC State in April 2021, he demonstrated malaria elimination in a district in Himachal Pradesh, while working as a malariologist and climate change research associate at the Indian Council of Medical Research -National Institute of Malaria Research, New Delhi, India. He started his research career as a molecular biologist, immunochemist, and protein biochemist mentored by Prof. J. K. Batra, NII, New Delhi. He did his PhD in malaria transmission, and plasmodium genomic research mentored by Prof. Jane M Carlton, NYU. He loves to try out combinations of spice, protein, fat, acids, salts, carbohydrates, and cellulose with heat and water. He likes to play with salts, H2O, and light to grow plants, observe plants in the surrounding and catch mosquitoes, butterflies, and fishes.