Teaching

TEACHING AT IISER TIRUPATI

All my courses use the Google Classroom platform. Log in to Google Classroom with your  IISER Tirupati students email ID and find the relevant course.

  • Evolutionary & Phylogenetic Analysis (BIO 322)
    An elective for higher level undergraduates and PhD students. Computer exercises and readings to understand phylogenetic analyses, population analyses, biogeography and protein visualization. Co-taught with Robin Vijayan.
  • Evolution (BIO 313)
    An elective for higher level undergraduates and PhD students. Covers advanced principles in evolutionary biology, with case studies, readings and writing assignments.
  • Ecology and Evolution (BIO 211)
    A core course (theory) for second-year undergraduates that covers the basic principles of ecology and evolution with exercises, readings and discussions. Paired with the lab course Ecology and Evolution (BIO 212) offered by Robin Vijayan.

 

PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Module on nocturnal birds, Ornithology course (Instructor). Mt. Carmel’s College, Bangalore, India, 2011.
Organismal Biology Course (BIOL 1030) (Instructor). Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, USA, 2009.
Ecology (BIOL 3060), Behavioural Ecology (BIOL 7970) (Guest Lectures). Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, USA, 2009, 2010.
Ecology (BIOL 3060) , Organismal Biology (BIOL 1030) (Teaching Assistant). Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, USA 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003.

Workshop: How to read a scientific paper
A workshop course that deconstructs reading papers and maintaining good reading habits. Some versions of the workshop include writing exercises as well. Previously offered at Tibetan Scientific Society Conference-December 2015, Students Conference on Conservation Science 2014, Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI) conference 2012, Students Conference on Conservation Science 2012, YETI 2011, Nature Conservation Foundation.

Workshop: Datathon on data visualisation techniques
The workshop with explanations and demonstrations of different visualization tools and methods using datasets and practice sessions. Conducted at Students Conference on Conservation Science 2012.

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