Archana's CV




Ph.D. in Population Genetics at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, India
MSc in Physics at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India

Academic and Research Appointments

since 2024

2021 - 2023

Postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna
(SFB Polygenic Adaptation)
Postdoctoral fellow in Population Genetics at Arizona State University (ASU), Arizona, United States

Research Interests

My curiosity in understanding the unifying nature of the living and nonliving systems led me towards the interdisciplinary study. I explore a problem in nature by qualitative thinking and try to solve it using the knowledge of the quantitative methods. In particular, my research work focuses on the theoretical investigation of a biological system. I build a mathematical model of a problem in biology and address it using mathematical tools and computer simulations. My recent research is in population genetics where I have explored the adaptation of a trait under environmental challenges and investigated the evolutionary dynamics of both monogenic and polygenic traits. I have also studied the effects of environmental and demographic fluctuations in the adaptation process of both asexual and sexual populations. My goal is to carry on my research in investigating biological phenomena using mathematical and computational approaches.

Teaching Experience



Teaching Assistant in Stochastic Processes and Their Applications at JNCASR, India
Teaching Assistant in Quantum Mechanics at JNCASR, India.

Talks (selected)





Virtual talk on my research work at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany.
Virtual talk on my research work at Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Virtual talk on my research work at Instituto Gulbenkian Ciencia, Portugal.
Virtual talk on my research work at Institute of Ecology and Evolution University of Bern, Switzerland.
Oral presentation at In-House Symposium, JNCASR, India.
Lecture on basic math at Preparatory School on Population Genetics and Evolution, ICTS, India.
Oral presentation at TSU unit day, JNCASR, India.

Other Experience

Mentoring of

Reviewer for

Ainsley Chapman during her internship (June 2022 - Feb 2023) at ASU, USA

Evolution, Genetics