August 2010 – March 2011:Post-doctoral programme from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia and Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia.
Title: Which way across the Wallace line? Solving the evolutionary history of a super-abundant group of orb-weaving spiders from Asia and Australia.
Supervisor: Prof. Raphael K. Didham, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia.
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Volker W. Framenau, Curator – Terrestrial Invertebrates, Department of Terrestrial Zoology, Western Australian Museum, Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, WA 6986, Australia.
August 2008 – July 2010: Post-doctoral programme in the Division of Arachnology, Dept. of Zoology, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi funded by International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden
Title: Diversity and abundance of spiders in different habitat types of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in Southern Western Ghats of Kerala, India
Ph. D. in Forestry (Forest Entomology) from Forest Research Institute University, Dehra Dun, India
Title: Systematics and Bionomics of Spiders in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems of Central Kerala, India
Supervisor: Dr. S. Murugesan, Scientist – F, Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore-641 002, Tamil Nadu.
Biodiversity in Western Ghats.
Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology, Diversity, Evolution & Conservation of Spiders.
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Conservation in Tropical Forests.
Membership in Scientific Bodies:
American Arachnological Society
Australasian Arachnological Society
Asian Society for Arachnology
Indian Society for Spices