New Paper: Our paper on experimental evolution of insect immune memory is now accepted in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Most people know how vaccination works: our adaptive immune system (i.e. immune memory) generates specific antibodies, protecting against re-infection by the same pathogen. Invertebrates cannot produce antibodies, but many insects exhibit a form of immune memory in addition to innate immunity. How does this memory evolve? We infected flour beetles with a pathogen (Bacillus thuringiensis) that … Continue reading New Paper: Our paper on experimental evolution of insect immune memory is now accepted in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Exciting seminar series on Truth, Subjectivity, and the Liberal Arts@Ashoka

  Nietzsche wrote that “Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphism... illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors which have become worn by frequent use and have lost all sensuous vigor.” Almost one and a half centuries later, purposeful manipulation of information for political gains across the world forces observers … Continue reading Exciting seminar series on Truth, Subjectivity, and the Liberal Arts@Ashoka

International Travel Support for European Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting 2017, Groningen

Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India will be supporting my visit to ESEB 2017 at Groningen, Netherlands and Ecological Immunology Workshop 2017, Blossin, Germany. I will speak about our recent experimental evolution results on 'memory in insect immunity' Abstract: Under strong pathogen pressure, insects often evolve resistance to … Continue reading International Travel Support for European Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting 2017, Groningen