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 Associate 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, my budding interest in ecology and natural history deepened. 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 research area. Before joining IISER-TVM, I did a postdoc in Stockholm University another one in Cambridge University, both on aspects of the evolutionary ecology of butterflies.

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Brief Curriculum Vitae 

   Personal data:

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

   Education & Appointments:

  •   (Jan 2020 - )
  •       Associate Professor; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram.

  •   (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 Associate Editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences since 2021. I am on the editorial boards of Current Science (since 2018), and Journal of Biosciences (since 2022). I was also on the editorial board of Journal of Genetics from 2013 to 2017.


For a list of publications see HERE.