MSc/PhD Program
Aditya Singh
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Aditya Singh


College / University:
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Trivandrum

Highest Degree:
BS-MS Dual Degree

Major Subjects:
Life Sciences with a minor in Chemical Sciences

Lab Experience:
Familiarity with lab protocols in Molecular Biology, trained in aspects of behavioral studies with some experience in field work

Projects / Research:
Aug 2014 – Apr 2015: Master’s thesis project “Recruitment behavior in stingless bee Trigona iridpennis”, Dr. Hema Somanathan, IISER Trivandrum
May – July 2014: summer internship, Dr. Spaethe’s lab of Sensory Ecology, University of Würzburg, Germany
Jan – Apr 2014: minor subject thesis “Structural validation of Ubiquitin using Residual Dipolar Couplings”, Dr. Vinesh V, IISER Trivandurm
May – July 2013: summer project “Feeding behavior of Street Dogs”, Dr. Anindita Bhadra, IISER Kolkata

2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
Aug 2010 - May 2015: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship
2014: DAAD WISE Scholarship
2013: Summer Research Programme, IISER Kolkata


My interests lie in behavioral neuroscience. Within this vast field, I hope to understand and explore how our brain makes decisions, what causes the underlying difference in our cognitive faculties (nature vs. nurture) and our brain’s capacity to adapt. I also wish to, in future, explore some of the more philosophical issues from a neurobiological perspective like consciousness, empathy, free will etc.