Pradeep M. Sankaran is an Indian arachnologist with special interest in studying ground spiders. He has extensive field experience in the Western Ghats. Apart from studying spiders, his research interests also extend over to millipedes. He has described 30 new spider species and has over fifty five research papers on the taxonomy of spiders and millipedes revising the status of several species of the Indian fauna. He is currently associated with the Division of Arachnology, Sacred Heart College, Kerala.