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Home Institution: Sutirth Dey, Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Pune.

Field of Specialization: Experimental evolution and population dynamics

Research: I have theoretically and empirically investigated different control methods for stabilizing extinction-prone populations. I have also studied dispersal evolution and its correlated changes in life-history, behaviour and metabolism. I have shown that dispersal evolution can make organisms more active, exploratory and aggressive, which can have serious consequences for species invasive potential and ecosystem stability.

Boston faculty mentor: Michael Desai, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) and the Department of Physics, Harvard University

What are you most excited about for your year at Boston?

Experiencing the vibrant intellectual atmospheres of Harvard University, learning new research techniques to expand my academic portfolio, presenting my work and finding new opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects at the global platform.