ABOUT ME

 
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I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. I study venomous animals and their venoms to answer intriguing questions in genetics, ecology, and evolution. The major focus of my research group in the recent past has been on devising an effective snakebite therapy for India. My PhD at the University of Porto, Portugal, and postdoctoral research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, has provided fascinating insights into venom ecology and evolution. To collect the venoms of snakes and other organisms, we often head out to the remotest corners of India. As I enjoy spending time in nature, photographing wildlife and trying out the regional cuisine, this works out as an amazing combination of passion and profession. On this website, I have shared some of the photographs that I have taken over the years during such trips. I also hope to share with you tales from our travel. However, I hate (and suck at) writing. But I'll try my best to blog as often as I can. Hope you enjoy reading them and looking at the fascinating animals of India.