Check out our new paper, 'Fangs in the Ghats: preclinical insights into the medical importance of endemic pit vipers from the Western Ghats' in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Kartik was interviewed on the national television, Doordarshan. He answered questions on venoms, snakebites and myths associated with snakes.
Senji wins a Bronze medal for her talk at the Pathogens and Natural Toxins e-Conference!
Check out our new paper, 'The deadly toxin arsenal of the tree-dwelling Australian funnel-web spiders.' in International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Check out our new paper, 'The Middle Eastern Cousin: Comparative Venomics of Daboia palaestinae and Daboia russelii' in Toxins.
Senji wins the best oral presentation award for Early Career Researchers at the International Society for Toxinology, Abu Dhabi!
Senji co-chairs the ECR session, while Kartik chairs the session on basic toxinology. Senji gave a talk on the evolutionary venomics of medically important Indian snake venoms, and Kartik talks about the common origin and early evolution of spider venom disulphide-rich peptide toxins.
46. Ground breaking ceremony for Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre
Science and Technology Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan laid the foundation for the Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) a collaborative initiative between Karnataka Innovative & Technological Society (KITS) under the Department of IT/BT, IBAB (Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology) and the Evolutionary Venomics Lab, Centre for Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science.
Check out our new paper on the dynamic evolution of snake venom phospholipase A2 in Toxins.
Kartik delivers a talk at the Annual Snakebite Conference of the Indian Society for Toxinology and Snakebite Mitigation (ISTSM), Department of Emergency Medicine and Public Health, AIMS, Kochi. India.
Check out the new paper on the preclinical evaluation of a second-generation antivenom for treating snake envenoming in India, published in Toxins.
Our PhD student, Paulomi Dam, has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Fellowship. Congratulations to her!
Kartik has been awarded the Merck Young Scientist Award!
Kartik delivers a talk at the International Society for Toxinology Asia-Pacific Conference. Cairns, Australia.
Our PhD student, Senji Laxme, has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Fellowship. Congratulations to her!
Check out our new paper on the venom of the enigmatic Andaman Cobra (Naja sagittifera) in Frontiers in Pharmacological Sciences.
Our new paper on the biogeographic venom variation in Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) and the preclinical inefficacy of antivenom therapy in snakebite hotspots has been accepted for publication in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Our new paper on the biogeographical venom variation in the Indian spectacled cobra (N. naja) has been accepted for publication in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Kartik has joined the Editorial Board of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Our new paper titled "Post-Genomic Regulation Dictates Venom Profiles of Medically-Important Cryptic Kraits in India" has been accepted for publication in Toxins.
Neeraja joins the lab as a co-advised PhD student (with Dr Rachit Agarwal, BSSE). Congratulations to Neeraja!
Paulomi Dam joins the lab as a PhD student. Congratulations to Paulomi!
Kartik has been awarded the INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Medal for Young Scientists!
Naeem Shaikh joins the lab as a Project Assistant. Welcome, Naeem!
Vivek Suranse joins the lab as a PhD student. Congratulations to Vivek!
Stefan joins the lab. Welcome, Stefan!
Senji speaks at the International Toxin Talks about her PhD work on the biogeographic venom variation in the medically most important Indian snakes.
Kartik speaks to the Interview Portal on his 'offbeat and unconventional' career choice. Read the full story here.
Our perspective on snakebite treatment therapies in India is now published in Indian Pediatrics.
Our paper in PLOS Genetics becomes the most cited paper in 2015; amongst the top 10% of highly cited papers since 2015 in this journal!
A comprehensive review of variations in snake venoms in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.
A Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship has been awarded to Kartik!
A new collaborative publication in Cell Reports that also made the cover of the journal!
Navneet Kaur joins the lab as a Project Assistant. Welcome, Navneet!
Our first paper from the lab on snakebites in India made the cover of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases! The paper highlights the necessity to innovate a broadly effective snakebite treatment in India, not only for the 'big four snakes' but also the 'neglected many'.
Ashwin Iyer joins the lab as a Project Assistant. Welcome, Ashwin!
Our new paper on the origin of venom in some very unusual mammals in PNAS.
EVL hosts an International symposium on snakebites at IISc.
Rashmi joins the lab as an integrated-PhD student. Congratulations to Rashmi!
Senji joins the lab as a PhD student. Congratulations to Senji!
Jayalakshmi K joins the lab as the Lab Manager. Welcome, Jaya!
Dr Saurabh Attarde joins the lab as a Research Associate. Welcome, Saurabh!
Anisha Anand joins the lab as a Project Assistant. Welcome, Anisha!
Senji and Vivek's new paper on Arthropod venoms: Biochemistry, ecology and evolution in Toxicon.
Our latest paper on the Nematostella CRISPR knockin into stinging cells and the cell type-specific transcriptomes is published in BMC Biology.
Suyog Khochare joins the lab as a Project Assistant. Welcome, Suyog!
Our collaborative paper on Aculeata venom allergens is accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Evolution.
Dr Priti Hebbar joins the lab as a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow. Welcome, Priti!
Gowri Shanker and EVL conduct a one-day workshop for the Karnataka Forest Department at the Bhadra Tiger Reserve.
Vivek Suranse's review on Animal Venoms is accepted for publication in eLS. Congratulations!
Our paper on Nematostella venom dynamics is published in eLife.
Gowri Shanker and EVL conduct a one-day workshop for the Karnataka Forest Department at the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.
1. The beginning!
Kartik joins IISc as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences.