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I am an Evolutionary Biologist. Broadly interested in understanding the mechanism of life history and sexual adaptations and their constraints. Why do organisms age? Why do different organisms age at different rates? Why doesn’t every organism show the same pattern of reproductive schedule? What determines the typical pattern of reproduction in a given organism? Why do males and females look different and do different things? These are the questions that me and my group has been interested in. My lab uses fruit fly populations raised (and adapted) in the laboratory to conduct experimental research on these issues. Through these experiments we not only test various theories but we also routinely observe how characters evolve in these populations (Experimental Evolution).
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Professional experience:

  • Assistant Professor: At Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Berhampur since March 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: At Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Berhampur, October 2016 to March 2017
  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty: Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, June 2014 to October 2016
  • Research Associate: Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, August 2013 to May 2014