Dr. Nandini Sarma completed her PhD at the University of Delhi, India in 1995. After a post graduate diploma in Belgium and a post-doctoral fellowship, she arrived in Mexico in 1997. Ever since she has been working at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has guided more than 70 students for their bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, and published more than 290 articles in prestigious international journals. Her research interests include basic and applied aspects of freshwater zooplankton ecology. She has worked on the larval feeding behavior of more than 10 species of endangered fish and amphibians.