PhD (TIFR, Mumbai)
Joined NIAS on 15th November 1996
Dean, Academic Affairs; 18 February 2013-
Most significant research contribution: Was responsible for the discovery of a new species of primate, the Arunachal macaque, in northeastern India although principal contributions have been in understanding the structure and evolution of the primate mind.
Dr Anindya Sinha's wide-ranging research interests are in the areas of behavioural ecology and cognitive psychology of primates, animal molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology and the philosophy of biology. He has a master's degree in botany, a doctorate in molecular biology, and has earlier worked on the biochemical genetics of yeast, the social biology of wasps, and the classical genetics of human disease.
He is also interested in biology education and popularisation of science, and has lectured extensively in a variety of educational and research institutions.
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