Kartik Sunagar

Marie Curie Fellow

www.toxickartik.com

The fascinating world of animal venoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

﷯ Guest Scientist. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Yehu Moran Lab. May 1, 2015 - Present Postdoctoral Research. "Tentacles of venom: Unraveling the enigmatic origin of venom secreting cells in sea anemone". The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Yehu Moran Lab. June 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015. Doctor of philosophy (Evolutionary Biology). "Molecular Evolution of Animal Venom". Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR). Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Genomics and Evolution (LEGE). University of Porto, Portugal Grade: Distinction. December, 2013. Master of science (Applied Genetics). Karnatak University, India. 2008 Bachelor of science (Genetics, Chemistry and Zoology). Karnatak Science College, India. 2006 ﷯ Young investigators registration reimbursement award from the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2016. MDPI Toxins Travel Award. 2016. Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, 2015-2017. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. €182,509.0 (Full funding). Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2015-2018. Australian Research Council. The University of Queensland, Australia. Declined to take up the Marie Curie Fellowship. $373,000.0. The PBC Fellowship. Program for Outstanding Post-Doctoral Researchers from India, 2014-2017. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, jointly funded with the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Council for Higher Education in Israel. Discontinued after May 2015 to take up the Marie Curie Fellowship. The Lady Davis postdoctoral research fellowship. 2014-2015. Declined to take up the PBC fellowship. BIOL external Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) travel grant. Feb 6, 2014. To visit the Venom Evolution lab at the University of Queensland, Australia. Postdoctoral research fellowship. The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel. May 1, 2014 - October 1, 2014. Research fellowship: “Biological warfare: unraveling the genomics of natural venoms and the mechanisms. Declined. Research fellowship: “The modulation of retinoid and thyroid signaling pathways by endocrine disrupting chemicals: invertebrate insights”. PTDC/MAR/115199/2009. Funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through the Program COMPETE (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-015451). Conference travel grant from F.C.T €1350, 2012 Conference travel grant from F.C.T €1350, 2011 Conference travel grant F.C.T €1350, 2010 F. C. T Individual doctoral research grant (PhD Fellowship), January 2010 - December 2013. The University of Porto, Portugal. Junior Research Fellowship. The National Center for Biological Sciences (a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Bangalore. India. Scholarship. Dr. D. C Pavate scholarship 2006 – 2007 Scholarship. Dr. D. C Pavate scholarship 2007 – 2008 ﷯ Editorial board member: Toxins (animal venoms section) Review research grants for the National Science Foundation, USA and Australian Research Council (Discovery grants), Australia Review articles for scientific journals: Molecular Biology and Evolution: Impact Factor: 9.10 Scientific Reports: Impact Factor: 5.57 Genome Biology and Evolution: Impact Factor: 4.22 Journal of Proteomics: Impact Factor: 3.88 Current Medicinal Chemistry: Impact Factor: 3.85 FEBS Letters: Impact Factor: 3.16 Biochemie: Impact Factor: 2.96 Toxins: Impact Factor: 2.93 Molecules: Impact Factor: 2.41 Journal of Molecular Evolution: Impact Factor: 1.13 ﷯ Oral Presentation. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference 2016. Toxin Evolution session. Gold Coast, Queensland. Australia. Oral presentation at the 14th Congress of Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) entitled “Current Excitements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Agriculture and Medicine”. November 27-30, 2015. Hyderabad, India. Oral presentation at the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology. September 25-30, 2015. University of Oxford. Oxford, UK. Invitation: “Integrating Organismal and Applied Perspectives on Animal Venom Diversity.” September 21-24, 2014. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Durham, North Carolina. USA. Course on Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics and Adaptation. 2011. Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe. Valencia, Spain. 5th SERC. School in Herpetology (Sponsored by D.S.T, Government of India). 24th February – 10th March, 2012. North Orissa University. Orissa, India. UGC-SAP (DRS) Sponsored National Seminar on Current Trend of wildlife research in India with special reference to herpetology, North Orissa University. Orissa, India. 2012 The São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (SPSAS): International course on evolution. 2012. Sao Paulo, Brazil. ﷯ The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs). 21 November, 2016. Pune, India. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). 18 November, 2016. Hyderabad, India. Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES). 17 November, 2016. Hyderabad, India. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC). 10 November, 2016. Bangalore, India. National Centre for Biological Sciences. 7 November, 2016. Bangalore, India. Short course in Herpetology. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences. November 1-6, 2016. Bangalore. India National Centre for Biological Sciences. 3 December, 2015. Bangalore, India. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences. 2 December, 2015. Bangalore, India. Oxford style debate at the Sheldonian theatre during the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology. September 25-30, 2015. University of Oxford. UK. The Post Doctoral and International Students Mini Symposium. Faculty of Science. May, 2015. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel. Evolutionary developmental research conference. 2014. The University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel. Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. February, 2014. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel. Faculty of Science. October, 2011. University of Porto, Portugal. 5th School of Herpetology. 2 March, 2012. North Orissa University. Orissa, India. Wildlife Institute of India. 23 March, 2012. Dehradun. India. Andaman and Nicobar Environment Team (ANET). 15 May, 2012. Andaman, India. ﷯ Junior Research Fellow. National Centre for Biological Sciences. Bangalore. India Individual identification of leopards using microsatellite markers. (May 2008 – August 2009). Development of microsatellite-molecular markers to individually identify Panthera pardus with a very high accuracy. Connectivity of leopards (P. pardus) in the Western Ghats. (May 2008 – August 2009). Exploration of geographic connectivity of these elusive big cats over a range of 600km using various microsatellite molecular markers as a proxy.