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    Current Vanasiri members

Check out the Join Us page if you are interested in joining. See here for a list of current and past interns.
Vanasiri Group Photo Dec 2018

From left: Balu, Jose, Ullasa, Sumayya, Manas, Sraman, Birupaksha, Harshad, Tarun and Vedant. Lab trip to Vagamon, Dec 2018.

Ullasa Kodandaramaiah
Ullasa Kodandaramaiah
Associate Professor

Ullasa did his BSc (Forestry) from the University of Agricultural Sciences (Bangalore), PhD from Stockholm University and joined IISER-TVM in 2013 after two postdocs - in Stockholm University and University of Cambridge. Personal webpage.

Sneha Sadanand Joshi
Sneha Sadanand Joshi
PhD student (Aug 2017 - )

Sneha did her Masters in Biodiversity from Pune University. She works on diversification and ecology of hybrid zones in Impatiens plants.

Tarunkishwor Yumnam
Tarunkishwor Yumnam
PhD student (Aug 2018 - )

Tarunkishwor did his BS-MS from IISER Mohali. He is working on the adaptive phenotypic plastity of colour patterns in butterlies.

Indukala K
Indukala K
PhD student (April 2019 - )

Indukala is an Integrated-PhD student. She works on the evolution of life-history traits in butterflies.

Anaswara KS
Anaswara KS
PhD student (Jan 2020 - )

Anaswara did her masters from. She works on butterfly hostplant interactions.

Tusheema Dutta
Tusheema Dutta
PhD student (Aug 2020 - )

Anaswara did her masters from. She works on butterfly hostplant interactions.

Akhil Sadiq
Akhil Sadiq
PhD student (Aug 2020 - )

Akhil did his masters from. He is interested in understanding crypsis and phenotypic plasticity in grasshoppers.

Sumayya Abdul Rahim
Sumayya Abdul Rahim
PhD student (Aug 2013 - )

Sumayya is working on diversification of balsams (Impatiens) and other plant groups in the Western Ghats in relation to geographic barriers. She did her Masters in Botany from MG University, Kottayam.

Vanasiri Group Photo April 2014

From bottom row to top. First file from Right: Ullasa, Freerk, Harshad, Gopal. Second file: Ravi, Mruganka (red), Sridhar, Srikanta Third File: Sora (blue), Sumayya, Avantika, Ranjit. May 2016.

Vanasiri Group Photo April 2014

Ranjit, Sumayya, Ullasa, Ritwika and Harshad.
Kovalam, April 2014.