Research interests

Working on the general reseach topic: "Elevational range limits and constraints to the evolution of the climate niche"
Other interests: adaptation, life-history trade-offs and sexual selection

Professional experience

since 07/2021 PhD Student – University of Basel - Working on the general research topic: "Elevational range limits and constraints to the evolution of the climate niche"
05/2019 – 07/2020 Master thesis in Evolutionary Biology Lab, IISER Mohali, India


since 2021 University of Basel, PhD student
2015 – 2020 Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. in Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Punjab, India


Narasimhan A, Jigisha, Kapila R, Meena A, Santhosh, Prasad NG (2023) Consequences of adaptation to larval crowding on sexual and fecundity selection in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 36:730-737,

Chechi TS, Narasimhan A, Biswas B, Prasad NG (2022) Male mating success evolves in response to increased levels of male-male competition. Evolution, doi: 10.1111/evo.14501

Gomez-Llano M, Narasimhan A, Svensson E. I. (2020) Male-male competition causes parasite-mediated sexual selection for local adaptation. American Naturalist 196:3, doi/10.1086/710039

Kapila R,  Kashyap M,  Gulati A,  Narasimhan A,  Poddar S,  Mukhopadhaya A, Prasad NG (2021) Evolution of sex-specific heat stress tolerance and larval Hsp70 expression in populations of Drosophila melanogaster adapted to larval crowding. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 00:1–10,


Aaditya Narasimhan

University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences
Plant Ecology and Evolution
Schönbeinstrasse 6
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 xx