Ratna Ghosal, Research Associate


  • M.S., Kolkata University, India
  • Ph.D., Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science

AIS Area of Interest

Dr. Ghosal specializes in the study of fish hormones, pheromones, and behaviors. She is interested in understanding the proximate/physiological causes of animal behavior and its potential applications in the field of conservation biology. Her current research includes:

  • Using chemical attractants (in this case, pheromones) as a control for the Asian carp
  • Implanting species-specific pheromones in otherwise sterile fish and tracking these fish, with the idea that these pheromones will lead to an aggregation of conspecifics.

AIS Species of Study