Ullasa Kodandaramaiah
  School of Biology,
IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Maruthamala P.O., Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram, 695551
Kerala, INDIA.

  Email: ullasa@iisertvm.ac.in
  Phone: +91 (0) 471-2778068
    Webpage of Ullasa Kodandaramaiah

I am an Assistant Professor at IISER Thiruvananthapuram and Principal Investigator of the Vanasiri Evolutionary Ecology Lab. Having spent my childhood in Bangalore, I moved to Ponnampet (Coorg, Karnataka) to do my Bachelors in Forestry. Living in the backyard of the nature in this rainforest clad region of the Western Ghats, I was able to nurture my budding interest in ecology and natural history. I went on to do a PhD in Stockholm University, working on phylogenentics and biogeography of butterflies. During my stay in Stockholm, I developed a deeper interest in evolutionary biology, which is now the core area of his research. Before joining IISER-TVM, I did a postdoc in Stockholm University another one in Cambridge University, both on various aspects of the evolutionary ecology of butterflies.

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Brief Curriculum Vitae 

   Personal data:

           Name: Ullasa Kodandaramaiah
           Sex: Male
           Nationaulty: Indian
           Date of Birth: Nov 1981.


  •   (Jan 2013 - )
  •       Assistant Professor; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram.

  •   (March 2011 - early 2013)
  •       Postdoctoral research; University Museum of Zoology, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

  •   (November 2009 - Feb 2011)
  •       Postdoctoral research; Dept of Zoology, Stockholm University.

  •   (Mar 2005 - October 2009)
  •       PhD (Animal Ecology). Thesis defended Oct 2009, degree awarded Feb 2010; Dept. of Zoology, Stockholm University.

  •   (June 2004 - Feb 2005)
  •       Honours thesis: Systematics and biogeography of species in the subtribe Hypocystina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Department of Zoology, Stockholm University.

  •   (Sept. 1999 - July 2003)
  •       Bachelor of Science (Forestry) from College of Forestry, UAS(B), India.


I have taught a few basic and advanced courses in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. More information here

   Editorial work:

I am an Editor for Current Science since 2018. I was on the Editorial Board of Journal of Genetics from 2013-2017, and have been an ad hoc editor for Journal of Biosiences


For a list of publications see HERE.