Prof. Vidyanand Nanjundiah Ph.D

University of Chicago (1972).



Research interests:

Developmental biology (pattern formation), Evolutionary biology (social behaviour), Theoretical biology.

Selected publications:

1. Sathe, V and Nanjundiah, V. (2018). Complex interactions underpin social behaviour in Dictyostelium giganteum. Behavioural Ecol Sociobiol 72 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-018-2572-9).

2. Zahavi, A, Harris, K D and Nanjundiah, V (2018). An individual-level selection model for the apparent altruism exhibited by cellular slime moulds. J Biosci 43(1): 49-58.

3. Nanjundiah, V., Ruiz-Trillo, I. and Kirk, D. (2017). Protists and multiple routes to the evolution of multicellularity (in History of Evolutionary Cell Biology (eds) B Hall and S Moody, CRC Press).

4. Rao, V and Nanjundiah, V (2017). Haldane's view of natural selection. J Genet 96(5): 965-972.

5. Nanjundiah, V. (2016). Cellular Slime Mold Development as a Paradigm for the Transition from Unicellular to Multicellular Life (in Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution (eds) K J Niklas and S A Newman, MIT Press).

6. Saçlioĝlu, C., Pekcan, Ö. and Nanjundiah, V. (2014). "Group behaviour in physical, chemical and biological systems". J Biosciences, 39(2): 177-189, DOI 10.1007/s12038-013-9398-4.

7. Nanjundiah, V. and Morange, M. (2014) "Aging, Sex Ratio and Genomic Imprinting: Functional and Evolutionary Explanations in Biology". Biological Theory, December, pp 1-9. DOI 10.1007/s13752-014-0195-6.