Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Welcome to the Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at IISER Mohali!
We work in the broad area of evolutionary genetics. Our special interest lies in understanding the co-evolution between males and females of a species. In promiscuous species, the correlation for fitness between males and females is less than one. Thus, males and females can potentially evolve traits that increase their own Darwinian fitness but harm the fitness of the other sex. This leads to open-ended cycles of adaptation and counter adaptation - a form of intra-species Red Queen process - often called Intersexual Conflict. Such antagonistic co-evolution between sexes has been suggested to drive rapid divergence between populations in their life-history and behaviour and act as an engine for speciation. The long term goal of our lab is to understand the interplay between sexual conflict, sexual selection and life-history evolution. Specifically, we are working on
Dr. Prasad is elected a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
Aparajita presents her research at EMPSEB24 in Bubión, Granada (Spain)
Manas presents a poster at the Second Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology in Montpellier.
Arjit Jere joins the lab as a PhD Student
Zeeshan joins Prof. Scott Pitnick at Syracuse University as a Post Doctoral Fellow.
Karan, Prakhar, Harshavardhan, Aatashi, Vaibhvi, Reshma and Parvathy get awarded their BS-MS degrees on the 7th convocation IISER Mohali.
TJ and Rohit attend The Third Bangalore School on Population Genetics and Evolution (PGE2018) at ICTS Bangalore
It is very cold.
Zeeshan successfully defends his PhD thesis titled "Sex, and Its tentacles: The impact of sexual conflict on reproductive and life history trait evolution and reproductive isolation among populations." Mubarkaan!!!
Uddyalok attends the National Drosophila Research Conference at IISER Bhopal.
Zeeshan, Rohit, Ruchika, Komal, Neetika and Aparajita attend the Conference on Evolutionary and Integrative Biology at IISER Pune.
Vinesh joins Dr. Guy Bloch's group at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Post-doctoral Fellow.
Rohit, Komal, Vaibhvi, Reshma, Harshvardhan and undergraduates attend the International Conference in Zoological Sciences and Ants at Punjabi University in Patiala.
Rohit and Komal win Best Talk Award
Zeeshan joins Dr. Bodhisatta Nandy at IISER Berhampur as a Post Doctoral Fellow.
Aabeer Kumar Basu joins the lab as a PhD Student
Zeeshan's paper gets covered by The Hindu-
Zeeshan's paper 'Reproductive Isolation through Experimental Manipulation of Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution in Drosophila melanogaster' gets published in Nature Scientific Reports.
Atisha, Sushma, Akansha, Martik, Megha and Ekta get awarded their BS-MS degrees on the 6th convocation IISER Mohali.
Dr. Bodhisatta Nandy, former PhD student receives INSA medal for young scientist award 2017.
Dr. Imroze Khan joins Ashoka University as Assistant Professor.
Dr. Vanika Gupta joins Prof. Brian Lazzaro at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA as a post-doctorate fellow.
Ruchika joins the lab as a PhD student. :)