Sudipta Tung is a Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellow at the Department of Biology, Ashoka University. He is broadly interested in investigating the ecological and evolutionary dynamics at the organismal and sub-organismal level in spatially structured and unstructured populations. His research utilizes both theoretical and experimental approaches.
Prior to joining Ashoka, he was working as a B4 postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University on dissecting out the genetic basis of differential propensity of whole-genome duplication in budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
He completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)- Pune, where he theoretically and empirically investigated different control methods for stabilizing extinction-prone populations. He also studied dispersal evolution and its correlated changes in life-history, behaviour and metabolism. He has shown that dispersal evolution can make organisms more active, exploratory and aggressive, which can have serious consequences for species invasive potential and ecosystem stability. He did his integrated BS-MS degree majoring in Life Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata.