Amitabh Joshi - Brief CV
(last updated: April 2006)
Birth:1965 at Agra (India)
Marital Status: Married
Field of Study
University of Delhi, India
B. Sc. (Honours)
University of Delhi, India
Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Ph. D. Thesis: Coevolution and variation in competition between Drosophila species.
Doctoral advisors:John N. Thompson, Michael E. Moody
Univ. of Delhi Undergraduate Science Merit Scholarship, 1982-83, 1984-85.
Univ. of Delhi Postgraduate Scholarship, 1985-86, 1986-87.
Govt. of India Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Junior Research Fellowship, 1987 (declined).
J. N. Tata Scholarship for Higher Education of Indians Abroad, 1987.
UGC Visiting Scientist at the Dept. of Zoology, Gulbarga University 3/10/2000 to 10/10/2000. Taught a series of classes on population genetics.
Research Assistant,Dept. of Genetics & Cell Biology, WSU, Pullman, 1987-88.
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Genetics & Cell Biology and Program in General Biology, WSU, Pullman, 1987-1993.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the laboratory ofLaurence D. Mueller, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of California, Irvine, 1994-1996.
Visitor at Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Feb.-Mar., 1996.
Faculty Fellow, Animal Behaviour Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, Apr 1996-Aug 1998.
Faculty Fellow, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, Aug 1998 – May 2001
Associate Professor, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, June 2001 - May 2007.
Professor, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, June 2007 - present.
Recognised for excellence in teaching by Program in General Biology (1992) and Graduate and Professional Students Association (1993) at WSU, Pullman.
Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1997-2000).
Invited to contribute to the Nature Publishing Group’s Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (1999).
Invited to deliver the first C. N. R. Rao Award Oration of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (2000).
Elected Fellow of theIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2001).
Fellow at theWissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin) March - July, 2001.
Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad (2002).
Editorial and Review Work:
Member, Editorial Board of Resonance: Journal of Science Education, Jan 1997-May, 1998 & Jan 2005-present.
Associate Editor, Resonance: Journal of Science Education, Jun 1998-Dec 2004.
Guest Corresponding Editor, special papers in Journal of Biosciences on the Origin of Life, 1997-1998.
Guest Editor, special issue of Journal of Genetics on 'Evolutionary genetics: the Drosophila model', 2003.
Editor, Journal of Genetics, Feb 2004-present.
Outside reviewer for manuscripts submitted to Nature, Science, Evolution, Ecology, American Naturalist, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Evolutionary Ecology Research, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, Ecology Letters, Functional Ecology, Journal of Genetics, Genetica, Ecological Entomology, Frontiers in Zoology, Journal of Biosciences, Resonance: Journal of Science Education, Current Science, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy: Biological Sciences.
Outside reviewer for research proposals submitted to Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India, Natural Environment Research Council, UK.
Other Academic Service:
Member, Screening Committee for Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre Summer Research Fellowship Programme, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
Convener, Screening Committee for Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre Summer Research Fellowship Programme, 1999, 2000.
Member, Unit Academic Advisory Committee, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore, 1999-2001.
Coordinator, Genetics Discussion Group, Discussion Meeting on Origin and Evolution of Life, sponsored by the Indian Academy of Sciences and ISRO, at Coorg, 2000.
Member, Local Organizing Committee, Association for Tropical Biology-Annual Meeting, 2001, held at Bangalore.
Member, VC's Empowered Committee for Restructuring the Undergraduate Science Programme, Delhi University, 2002-2004.
Member, Planning Committee for DST (SERC) sponsored Indian School in Chronobiology, Feb-July, 2002.
Co-Organizer, One-Day Symposium on Evolutionary Biology in honour of Stephen Jay Gould, organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, June, 2002.
Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on Adaptation and Time, organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Aug-Sep, 2002.
Co-Organizer, Four Day Lecture Programme on Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, sponsored by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Delhi University, and organized at the School of Environmental Sciences, Delhi University, Oct 2002.
Member, DST constituted Expert Consultative Committee for Evolving Areas for Research and Training in Behavioural/Social Sciences using Mathematical Methods, 2004.
Member, Sectional Committee for Animal/Plant Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2004-2006.
External Member, Faculty of Science, Delhi University, 2004-2007.
Member, Board of Studies (PG) in Genetics, Mysore University, 2005-present.
Member, DST Project Advisory Committee for Animal Sciences, 2007-present.
Current Research Interests:
Life-history evolution, especially the evolution of developmental rates and life-span, and the generality of life-history tradeoffs.
The role of biological clocks in timing life-history events.
Competition and density-dependent selection.
Small population and metapopulation dynamics.
Evolutionary genetics of circadian rhythms.
Philosophical issues in adaptation and evolution.
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