Dr Rahul Sharma


I joined the University of Leeds in 2015 as a Research Fellow on a BBSRC-funded project in Dr. Andrew Peel’s group. My current research is aimed to investigate the mechanism of sequential body segment formation and the underlying gene regulatory network in an insect model, Tribolium castaneum. Further, I intend to analyse the project findings in the context of evolutionary origins of segmentation in vertebrates and non-vertebrates.


Previously, I obtained a Ph.D. degree in Genetics in Dr. Reinhard Schröder’ group at the University of Rostock, Germany in 2014. My doctoral research objective was to examine the role of FGF signalling pathway during embryogenesis of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum.


Research interests


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  • PhD, Genetics – University of Rostock, Germany
  • MSc, Biotechnology – Kumaun University, India
  • BSc (Hons.), Chemistry – Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India

Professional memberships

  • Member of German Genetics Society (GfG) member, from Aug. 2011- Jan 2017
  • Member of European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Euro Evo Devo) from July, 2010 - present.

Student education