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Key Research Interests

Research Background:

  • Evolutionary Biologist with interests in the interplay between natural and sexual selection on the evolution of life-histories
  • Sperm Biology: form and function
  • Inbreeding Depression, Ageing
  • Thermal Adaptation, Stress and Evolution
  • Phenotypic and Developmental Plasticity

Key Responsibilities

Current Research:

  • Role of Environmental stress in understanding adaptation/acclimation, sperm form and function (primary reproductive traits) and transgenerational epigenetics.
  • Biology of Tribolium castaneum

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Analysis
  • Maintainenance of Experimentally Evolved lines
  • Genetics of Tribolium
  • Microscopy
  • Basic Molecular Techniques
  • Micro-dissections on insect specimen
  • Geometrics and Morphometrics

Research Group or Lab Membership

  • Associateion for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • European Society for the Study of Evolution

Academic Background

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Human Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Lincoln

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Science, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Science, Garden City College, India

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

External positions

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow, University of East Anglia

5 Mar 2018 → …

Teaching Fellow, EvolvingMinds

15 Sep 201718 Jan 2018


  • Science (General)
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Evolution & Adaptation
  • Thermal Biology
  • Sperm Biology
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Speciation
  • Thermal Adaptation
  • Inbreeding
  • Mating Behaviour
  • Microscopy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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