We welcome Saubhik Sarkar (BHU) in the lab. He is primarily interested in understanding the evolutionary impact of ageing on immunes responses, using experimental evolution and genetics.
Looks like quite an interesting summer ahead – I will be spending nearly two months (July-August) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL to develop a reasonable understanding of Drosophila genetics to answer some fundamental questions on immunity and evolution :). Many thanks to Prof. Bruno Lemaitre for generously hosting me in his lab and supporting … Continue reading Summer with flies at EPFL Lausanne & Evolution meeting Montpellier 2018
The Department of Biological Sciences at Ashoka University invites application for its Ph.D. program (Monsoon 2018) in interdisciplinary Biological research that covers a wide number of topics, ranging from single molecules to organismal biology, including Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behavior, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Biophysics, aided by state of the art research facilities. For more … Continue reading Ashoka University invites applications for PhD in Biological Sciences
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I am happy to share that for the next 3 years , a substantial part of our aging and immunity work will be funded by a SERB Early Career Research Award
School kids from neighboring villages visited the lab. They were thrilled after discovering the microscopic world. Thank you Basabi for helping us out in setting up the experiments. Great organization by students from community engagement club at Ashoka Image credit: Community engagement club
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Find the online preprint In many insects, individuals primed with low doses of pathogens live longer after being exposed to the same pathogen later in life. Yet, our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological history of priming of immune response in natural insect populations is limited. Previous work demonstrated population, sex and stage specific variation … Continue reading New results: Our recent work identifies evolutionary ecological parameters that influence insect immune memory in natural populations