Executive Committee Member

L.S. Shashidhara. Photo: private

L.S. Shashidhara (India)

Field of research: Genetics/ Developmental Biology     


Indian Institute of Science Education and Reseach
Pashan Road
PUNE 411008
e-mail: ls.shashidhara[at]iiserpune.ac.in
Websites: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/~ls.shashidhara and


L S Shashidhara obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding) in 1987 at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India; and Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics) in 1991 from the University of Cambridge, UK. After post-doctoral work at the University of Cambridge, UK and National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India, Shashidhara joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India as a scientist in 1995 and moved to IISER, Pune in August 2007. His research interests include genetics, developmental biology and evolution. Shashidhara is also deeply interested in education and popularization of science. He is actively participating in various efforts of India to provide impetus to positive change in Indian scientific establishment.