Punyasloke Bhadury obtained his M.S. degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, in 2002, and subsequently moved to Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK, to complete his Ph.D. degree on marine molecular ecology in 2005. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Professor Bess B. Ward, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, and investigated functional diversity of phytoplankton communities during bloom formation. Presently, he holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, West Bengal, India. His research interests are focused towards understanding the diversity of coastal and deep-sea planktonic (e.g., phytoplankton) and benthic organisms (e.g., nematodes and foraminifera) based on taxonomic and molecular approaches (e.g., DNA barcoding and next generation sequencing). He is also investigating the role of biogeochemical factors in controlling the latitudinal distribution of benthic organisms across different marine environments.
Biography Updated on 23 October 2016