Join Us!

I encourage biology students with interest in quantitative studies in ecology, and physics, mathematics or engineering students with a deep interest in ecology to apply to join the lab. We are currently (as of Summer 2013) actively looking for any new lab members, but if you do have exceptional skills either in experiments or computation, and are interested, please do contact me to see if future possibilities might arise.

Possibilities for PhD Students

(i) Integrated PhD Program in Biological Sciences. You can see how it is to be in the lab during lab rotations.
(ii) PhD Program in CES (through IISc entrance exam of Biological Sciences Or Ecological Sciences).
(iii) If you are from Physics or Math background, there are three options:

(a) Apply to options (i) or (ii) above, but you must be prepared to answer biology/ecology tests and interview.
(b) You could apply to your relevant Integrated or regular PhD program. For you to be able to join our lab, we will need to identify a co-guide in your parent department. Contact me to discuss this possibility once you are here for Integrated PhD, before interview if you are applying for regular PhD program.
(b) Alternatively, you can be admitted through IISc Math Initiative which admits students interested in interdisciplinary areas.

For more details: IISc Admissions


Currently, there are no postdoc positions available.

Summer Projects

If you are a KVPY fellow, or an INSPIRE fellow, or would not mind supporting yourself for the summer, you are welcome to write to me to discuss options for summer project. Or apply through Summer Research Fellowship Program organized jointly by Indian Academy of Sciences (deadline past for 2012).

MSc Projects/Project Assistants/JRFs

As of now I do not have any paid positions such as project assistantship or JRFs. As and when they become available, they will be advertised on the lab webpage.


its important to write clearly why you are interested in working in the lab. Generic emails, in general, will receive no response.


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