Me & My Research

Current Affiliation:

Scientist, Biodiversity & Paleobiology Group, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
Associate, Gubbi Labs, INDIA

Education and Training:

Ph.D., University of Mysore (2010) (Advisor: M.K. Mahesh)
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (2010-2011) (Advisor: J.P Kociolek)
Research Associate, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (2011) (Advisors: T.V. Ramachandra & N.V. Joshi)
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder (2012) (Advisor: J.P. Kociolek)
Post Doctoral Fellow, North-West University. Potchefstroom, SOUTH AFRICA (2013) (Advisor: J.C.Taylor)
Research Interests:
Freshwater Diatoms Taxonomy & Systematics
Microbial Biogeography
Aquatic Ecology
My main interest spans around diatom taxonomy, ecology and biogeography in Indian subcontinent. I have also developed Environmental education tools called “SimRiver” based on diatom ecology in collaboration with Tokyo Gagukei University’s Mayama. Please see my publication page to know more about my research interests. SimRiver is available in Kannada, Marathi and Tamil. Please click the following link to choose your preferred language.