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CELLULAR NEUROPHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS UNIT

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

BANGALORE 560012, INDIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Alumni


PhD Students

Divyansh

Divyansh Mittal

Divyansh came into the laboratory with a B. Sc. (Hons.) in Biomedical Sciences from the Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi. He joined the laboratory as an integrated Ph.D. student in May 2016 (August 2015 batch). He submitted his thesis in January 2022, defended in July 2022, and continued as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory until October 2022. He moved to Prof. Richard Benton's laboratory in The University of Laussane, Switzerland as a postdoctoral fellow in November 2022.


Pavithraa

Pavithraa Seenivasan

Pavithraa came into the laboratory with a B. Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology from the SASTRA University, Thanjavur. She joined the laboratory as a Ph.D. student in July 2015. She submitted her thesis in December 2020, defended in July 2021, and continued as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory until October 2022. She moved to the Janelia Research Campus, USA in November 2022, as a postdoctoral fellow jointly with Profs. Vivek Jayaraman and Michael Reiser.


Reshma

Reshma Basak

Reshma came into the laboratory with an M. S. in Biological Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata. She was a research trainee in the laboratory during July 2013-July 2014, and joined as a Ph.D. student in August 2014. She submitted her thesis in July 2019, defended in February 2020, and continued in the laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow till October 2020. She moved to Prof. Hema Somanathan's laboratory in IISER, Thiruvananthapuram as a postdoctoral fellow in November 2020.


Poonam

Poonam Mishra

Poonam came into the laboratory with an M. Sc. in Biomedical Genetics from VIT University, Vellore. She was a research trainee in the lab during February-July 2013, and joined as a Ph.D. student in August 2013. She submitted her thesis in July 2019, defended in December 2019, and continued in the laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow till July 2020. She was awarded the Prof BH Iyer medal (2019-2020) for the best PhD thesis in the Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc. She moved to Prof. Vatsala Thirumalai's laboratory in NCBS, Bangalore as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2020.


Manisha

Manisha Sinha

Manisha came into the laboratory with a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She joined the laboratory as a Ph.D. student in August 2011, submitted her thesis in July 2016 and graduated in March 2017. She continued as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory until February 2018, and moved to Dr. Jean Christophe Poncer's laboratory in IFM - Institut du Fer à Moulin as a postdoctoral fellow in April 2018.


Anindita

Anindita Das

Anindita came into the laboratory with a B.Sc. in Microbiology from St. Xavier's college, Kolkata. She joined the laboratory as an integrated Ph.D. student in May 2011 (August 2010 batch), submitted her thesis in July 2017 and graduated in March 2018. She was awarded the Prof BH Iyer medal (2017-2018) for the best PhD thesis in the Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc. She moved to Dr. Jesse Goldberg's laboratory in Cornell University as a postdoctoral fellow in February 2018.


Rishi

Sufyan Ashhad

Sufyan came into the laboratory with a B.Sc. in Microbiology from Bundelkand University, Jhansi. He joined the laboratory as its first integrated Ph.D. student in May 2010 (August 2009 batch), submitted his thesis in December 2015 and graduated in July 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory during January-July 2016. He moved to Prof. Jack Feldman's laboratory in the University of California at Los Angeles as a postdoctoral fellow in July 2016.

Current Position: Sufyan now heads his own research laboratory, the Breathing Neuroscience Laboratory at National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India.


Rahul

Rahul Kumar Rathour

Rahul came into the laboratory with a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Tezpur University, Tezpur. He joined the laboratory in August 2009, submitted his thesis in July 2014 and graduated in March 2015 as the first Ph.D. student of the laboratory. He was awarded the Prof BH Iyer medal (2014-2015) for the best PhD thesis in the Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc. He was the first postdoctoral fellow of the laboratory during August 2014-January 2016. He decided to trace his academic origins and moved to Prof. Daniel Johnston's laboratory in The University of Texas at Austin in February 2016.



BS and BS-MS Students

Harshith

Harshith Nagaraj

Harshith obtained his Bachelor of Science (Biology-Major) and Master of Science (Biology-Major) degrees from the Institute. He did his B.S. (March 2020-June 2021) and M.S. (July 2021-April 2022) projects in the laboratory. He continued as a research trainee in the laboratory until December 2022 and moved to a Ph.D. position in McGill University, Canada in January 2023.


Minnal

Minnal Balaji

Minnal obtained her Bachelor of Science (Biology-Major) from the Institute in 2022. She did her final year project in the laboratory (July 2021-April 2022). She moved to The University of Manchester in September 2022 as part of a Masters programme in neuroscience.


Ankit

Ankit Roy

Ankit obtained his Bachelor of Science (Biology-Major) from the Institute in 2020. He did his final year B.S. project in the laboratory (May 2019-April 2020). After receiving his Master of Science (Biology Major) also from IISc, he moved to a Ph.D. position in the University of Toronto, Canada in February 2022.


Abha

Abha Jain

Abha obtained her Bachelor of Science (Biology-Major) and Master of Science (Biology-Major) degrees from the Institute in 2018. She is the first student to do both her B.S. (May 2016-April 2017) and M.S. (May 2017-April 2018) projects in the laboratory.


Sunandha

Sunandha Srikanth

Sunandha obtained her Bachelor of Science (Biology-Major, Physics-Minor) degree from the Institute in 2015. She was the first B.S. student to do her final year project in the laboratory (May 2014-April 2015). She moved to a Ph.D. position in The University of California at San Diego, USA in September 2015.

 

Research Trainees

Sameera

Sameera Shridhar

Sameera came into the laboratory with a B. Tech. in Biomedical Engineering, and was a research trainee in the laboratory from August 2019-August 2021. She moved to a Ph.D. position in The University of Chicago in September 2021.


Arunima

Arunima Banerjee

Arunima came into the laboratory with a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and was a research trainee in July 2018-July 2019. She moved to a Ph.D. position in the Johns Hopkins University in August 2019.


Arunima

Sahana Gangadharan

Sahana is currently pursuing her dual degree (B.Tech. & M.Tech.) in Biological Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She was a research intern in the laboratory from May-July 2019.


Subhash

Subhash Chandran

Subhash came into the laboratory with a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and was a research trainee in the lab during July 2017-July 2018. He moved a Ph.D position at NERF, Leuven, Belgium.


Nehas

Neha Soman

Neha came into the laboratory with a B.E. in Information Sciences, and was a research trainee in the laboratory from August 2016 to July 2018.


Chinmayee

Chinmayee LM

Chinmayee came into the laboratory with a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and was a research trainee in the lab during March 2015-July 2016. She moved to a Ph.D. position in the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore in August 2016.


Neha

Neha Dhupia

Neha came into the laboratory with a M.Tech. in Cognitive Neuroscience, was a research trainee in the lab during May–June 2013 and during October 2013–April 2014, and did her final year M.Tech. project here. She moved to a Ph.D. position in The University of Queensland, Australia in September 2016.


Arun

Arun Anirudhan

Arun was an INSA visiting fellow in the lab during June–December 2013. He is back at his home institution, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.


Suraj

Suraj Honnuraiah

Suraj came into the laboratory with a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and was a research trainee in the lab during January 2011–August 2012. After completing his Masters in neural systems and computation from the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he moved to a Ph.D. position in the Australian National University, Australia.


 
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