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June 2014

Vanika, Vinesh, Karan and Zeeshan are representing the lab in the Evolution 2014 conference being held at Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Each one of them is presenting a talk about their research. Zeeshan is one of the 27 finalists for the coveted Hamilton Prize.

August 2014


Aparajita joins the lab as a PhD student.


January 2015


Neetika and Komal join the lab as PhD students.

January 2016


Vanika Gupta succesfully defended her thesis titled 'In Sickness and in Health: Exploring the evolution of immune response in Drosophila melanogaster.'

Tejinder joins the lab as a PhD  student.

February 2016

Dr. Rochishnu Dutta joins the lab as a Post Doctoral fellow.

March 2016


'No apparent cost of evolved immune response in Drosophila melanogaster' by Vanika Gupta, Saudamini Venkatesan, Martik Chatterjee, Zeeshan A. Syed, Vaishnavi Nivsarkar and Nagaraj G. Prasad was published in Evolution. Visit publication for details.


Karan Singh, Zeeshan and Martik presented their respective works in India-Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution (I-BEE) 2016 held at Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand from 10-12th March.

April 2016

Karan Singh succesfully defended his thesis.


Karan Singh has been accepted as a Post Doctoral fellow in University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA.


'Evolution of Pre- and Post-Copulatory Traits in Male Drosophila melanogaster as a Correlated Response to Selection for Resistance to Cold Stress' by Karan Singh, M.A Samant, Megha Treesa Tom, N.G. Prasad has been published in PLOS ONE. Visit the 'Publications' page  for details.

May 2016

Vinesh Shenoi successfully defends his thesis.

June 2016


'Local adaptation to developmental density does not lead to higher mating success in Drosophila melanogaster' by Vinesh Shanoi and N.G.Prasad accepted for publications in Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Visit the 'Publications' page for details.

'Evolution of pre- and post-copulatory traits in female Drosophila melanogaster as a correlated response to selection for resistance to cold stress' by Karan Singh and N.G.Prasad has been published in Journal of Insect Physiology. Visit the 'Publications' page  for details.

Sepetember 2016


Karan Bhatt, Aatashi Dhiman, Ateesha Negi, Harshavardhan T, Megha Srigyan attend the seventh Student Conference on 
Conservation Science - Bengaluru.

October 2016

Vinesh's paper "Drosophila melanogaster males evolve increased courtship as a correlated response to larval crowding" published in Animal Behaviour. Visit the 'Publications' page  for details.

Vinesh's paper "Local adaptation to developmental density does not lead to higher mating success in Drosophila melanogaster" published in Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Visit the 'Publications' page  for details.

November 2016


TJ's paper "Virility does not imply immensity: testis size, accessory gland size and ejaculate depletion pattern do not evolve in response to experimental manipulation of sex ratio in Drosophila melanogaster" accepted for publication in Journal of Insect Physiology.  Visit the 'Publications' page  for details.


Zeeshan attends the 'Genetics of Adaptation' conference in Bangalore. 

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