Dr. Amitabh Joshi
Dr. Amitabh Joshi has a BSc degree in Botany and MSc degree in Genetics from Delhi University. He completed his PhD in Evolutionary Genetics from Washington State University, Pullman, and did post doctoral research at the University of California, Irvine. He is presently professor at JNCASR, Bengaluru, since 1996. He is a Fellow of the three science academies of India, and was Fellow at Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin in 2001. He is a founding member and fellow of the Indian Society of Evolutionary Biologists. He received the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences (2009) and Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Young Leader in Science & Technology (2010). His research interests are life-history evolution, evolution of competitive ability, metapopulation dynamics, history and philosophy of biology, esp. evolution and genetics. He is also a poet in Urdu, English and Persian.