PhD position (Students with JRF only): Immunity, disease and climate changes

Can rapid environmental changes such as climate warming and food scarcity influence how organisms evolve immunity against new infections & disease? What is the genetic basis? If you are interested in such fundamental evolutionary questions and looking for activating your CSIR/ DBT/ICMR Fellowship; contact me for more information or apply here Our lab and projects … Continue reading PhD position (Students with JRF only): Immunity, disease and climate changes

New Preprint- Evolution of pathogen tolerance and emerging infections: A missing experimental paradigm

We are repeatedly warned against newer zoonotic diseases (transferred from non-human animals to humans) in future, resulting from our rapid insurgence into natural ecosystems. How/Why do these zoonotic infections arise? Where will they come next? Such understanding will be far from complete unless we start tracking myriad evolutionary interactions of immunity, ecology and life-history of … Continue reading New Preprint- Evolution of pathogen tolerance and emerging infections: A missing experimental paradigm

Manasven gets into the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Evolutionary Biology

Super excited & cannot be happier to share the news that Manasven Raina from 'Evolutionary Immunology lab' just received an offer from the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Evolutionary Biology (MEME) with full scholarship. He is among the first few students who joined Ashoka Biology and our lab in 2018. Teaming with Basabi and … Continue reading Manasven gets into the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Evolutionary Biology

Boarded the YIM2021 Organising team

It is truly exciting to be a part of the #YIM2021 team with Karishma Kaushik (SPPU, Pune), Vasudharani Devanathan (IISER Tirupati), Smita Jain and Shantala Hari Dass (Indiabioscience). As always, we have an exciting line up of speakers and Mentors. Applications from Young Investigators are invited across diverse disciplines of Biology who are less than … Continue reading Boarded the YIM2021 Organising team

Applications Invited for a Junior Research Fellow and a Postdoctoral Scientist Position

Delighted to invite applications for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and a Postdoctoral Scientist position in an India Alliance-DBT/Wellcome Trust funded project at Ashoka University. The JRF and the postdoc hired for the project will participate in various experiments, combining experimental evolution of tractable insect models (e.g. fruit flies and beetles) with pathogenic infections to … Continue reading Applications Invited for a Junior Research Fellow and a Postdoctoral Scientist Position

Exciting news from the lab! Srijan has just been awarded Graduate Research Excellent Grant – RC Lewontin Early Award by the Society for the Study of Evolution

We are super happy to share that Srijan Seal from the lab has been awarded Graduate Research Excellent Grant – RC Lewontin Early Award by " Society for the Study of Evolution". He is possibly the first India-based PhD student to get this award. He will also receive a generous fund from the Society to … Continue reading Exciting news from the lab! Srijan has just been awarded Graduate Research Excellent Grant – RC Lewontin Early Award by the Society for the Study of Evolution