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Department of Zoology


I am currently studying the biomechanics and evolution of insect-plant interactions, by comparing the Heliconiine-Passiflora and the Macaranga-ant model systems. My PhD is co-supervised by Dr. Erika C. P. de Castro and Professor Christopher Jiggins.


Key publications: 

Chowdhury, R., & Rastogi, N. (2021). Comparative analysis of mandible morphology in four ant species with different foraging and nesting habits. bioRxiv.

Other publications: 


Singh, P. P., Rai, S. K., Chaubey, G., & BHU S.C. (2023). The estimation of real COVID-19 cases in India during the first wave. IJID Regions.

Singh, P. P., Srivastava, A. K., Upadhyay, S. K., Singh, A., Upadhyay, S., Kumar, P., ... & BHU, S. C. (2021). The association of ABO blood group with the asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in India. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 60(6), 103224.



PhD Student

Contact Details

Room S13, Austin Building, Department of Zoology, Downing Street