Nisha Dhiman has joined Dr. Scharf’s lab as a post-doctoral associate to identify and characterize the chemoreceptors and the chemoattractants involved in the Sinorhizobium meliloti and Medicago sativa’s interaction. She belongs to a beautiful Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh of India. She received her master’s degree in botany from Himachal Pradesh University, India. She completed her doctorate from CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, India. During her doctorate, she developed alternative systems for the conservation of the critically endangered Himalayan medicinal plant Nardostachys jatamansi, and elucidated the key regulators of its secondary metabolism. She likes to read, and listening to music in her spare time. She loves to visit natural locations and capture their scenic beauty.