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Raghavendra Gadagkar elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2006) Raghavendra Gadagkar elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. In: Current Science, 90 (11). p. 1459.

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Abstract

Raghavendra Gadagkar, Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has been elected as a Foreign Associate of the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences. Gadagkar obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Zoology from Bangalore University and Ph D in Molecular Biology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He then made an unusual career move, rejected the option of going westward to pursue post-doctoral work abroad and stayed home and turned his attention to the study of animal behaviour, ecology and evolution. Understanding the evolutionary mystery of altruism seen especially in social insects, such as ants, bees and wasps, is a major goal of his research. For over 25 years Gadagkar and his students have relentlessly pursued this goal through theoretical, empirical, field and laboratory investigations on the locally abundant social wasp species Ropalidia marginata.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9364

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