Dr. Deepash Kothiwal’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Kothiwal completed his PhD with Prof. Shikha Laloraya at the Dept. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. The main focus of his doctoral study was to investigate the role of cohesin in subtelomeric silencing and organization. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Stephen Buratowski at the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, USA. His research interest include regulation of gene expression. Deepash published his PhD research findings as first author in two articles: “A SIR-independent role for cohesin in subtelomeric silencing and organization” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2019) and “Cohesin dysfunction results in cell wall defects in budding yeast” published in Genetics (2020).