Dr. Komal Maggu

Dr. Komal Maggu

Academic background

2022- Postdoc, University of Zurich
2013-2021 PhD student, IISER Mohali, India
2011-2013 MSc student, Kurukshetra University, India
2006-2012 BSc student, Dayanand College, India

Awards and Honours

2023 University of Zurich Postdoctoral grant
2017 2nd best speaker at International Conference in Zoological Sciences, Punjabi University, India
2014 Qualified GATE with All India GATE Score 471 and 92 percentile with rank 621
2014 Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship with All India, rank 72.


Ahlawat N, Arun MG, Maggu K & Prasad NG. 2021. Enemies make you stronger: Coevolution between fruit fly host and bacterial pathogen increases postinfection survivorship in the host. Ecology and Evolution 11: 9563-9574. doi: 10.1002/ece3.7774

Maggu K, Ahlawat N, Arun MG, Meena A & Prasad NG. 2021. Divergence of responses to variable socio-sexual environments in laboratory populations of Drosophila melanogaster evolving under altered operational sex ratios. Evolution 75: 414-426. doi: 10.1111/evo.14138