Ladapur Srinivas Ramaswami received DSc (1938) from University of Madras. He worked as Director, Primate Project, Institute for Research in Reproduction, Mumbai; also Senior Professor of Zoology and Head, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Academic and Research Achievements: Ramaswami’s most significant work was on the langur monkey’s reproductive biology. This study was undertaken to select a suitable monkey species that could be used as a model for studying the reproductive biology of the human female, leading eventually to population control.
Other Contributions: Professor Ramaswami served as Member of the INSA Council (1971-73); and Primatological Society of India (sometime President). He was Life Member of the Indian Society of Developmental Biology.
Awards and Honours: Professor Ramaswami won the Sunder Lal Hora Medal of INSA (1975); and also the Mrs Shantha Rao Oration of the Institute for Research in Reproduction.