People

Shivani

Shivani Krishna is an Assistant Professor of Biology. Before joining Ashoka, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Insect Ecology and Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her work funded by Israel Science Foundation focused on learning of complex flower morphologies by bumblebees. She completed her PhD from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Thiruvananthapuram working on plant-animal interactions and plant reproductive ecology in the evolutionarily unique freshwater swamp forests in the Western Ghats. She continued as a bridging postdoctoral fellow examining the ecological significance of touch-sensitive stigmas in plants. Her research interests lie in understanding ecological mechanisms that structure plant-animal interactions, with focus on pollination, herbivory and seed dispersal

Graduate Students

Diana Michael

March 2021

Upasana Sengupta

December 2020

Research Fellows and Interns

Gayathri Venkatraman

Intern

Gayathri Venkatraman

Intern

Shiv Nadar University

Pooja Chand

Research Fellow

Pooja Chand

Research Fellow

SERB-funded project

Ashoka Scholars Programme

Bhavya Dugar

Risk and reward assessment by pollinators (2020-2021)

Bhavya Dugar

Risk and reward assessment by pollinators (2020-2021)

Rimjhim Gupta

Understanding dinoflagellate-diatom interactions (2020-2021)

Rimjhim Gupta

Understanding dinoflagellate-diatom interactions (2020-2021)

Past Lab Members

Apoorva Gopinath

Research Fellow

Apoorva Gopinath

Research Fellow

MSc Zoology, CUK

Besufekad Wolde

Winter 19' intern

Besufekad Wolde

Winter 19' intern

Biology Major, Ashoka

Tatsam Garg

Winter 19' intern

Tatsam Garg

Winter 19' intern

Physics Major, Ashoka

Anitha Eswari

Monsoon 19' Intern

Anitha Eswari

Monsoon 19' Intern

Biology Major, Ashoka

Tejashwini Hegde

Research Fellow

Tejashwini Hegde

Research Fellow

BS-MS, IISER Mohali

Devanarayanan M

Nov 19'-Feb 20' Intern

Devanarayanan M

Nov 19'-Feb 20' Intern

MS Animal Sciences, CUK