Masters in Bioscience and Bachelors in CBZ (chemistry, botany and zoology)
Natural history, ecology, evolution, and neurobiology
Girish Kumar G. S.
girishkumar at ncbs dot res dot in
I am a naturalist interested in all creatures great and small, except for cockroaches, I don't like them. Rare though it is, there was a reserve forest right next to my school in Bangalore, in which I spent a lot of time exploring. Taking great joy in the oddest of things that the forest could offer from tiny lantana fruits and self burial grass seeds to scary spiders and mongoose. I continued pursuing my passion after high-school and got trained to be a Lepidopterist during my bachelors. In my masters I had the chance to study bird brains and it piqued my interest in neuroscience. I then decided to go down a path that combines the two of my interests, insects and neurobiology. I am currently working on a project which deals with the effects of size on insects.