Assistant Professor, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science
Research: Learning and Memory
Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Silva, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, July 2007- Dec 2011
Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Ryan, Department of Biochemistry, Weil Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY - 10021. USA, 2005 - 2007
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Visiting Fellow, 2004 - 2005
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2004
We are interested in investigating neural correlates of different forms of learning and memory. Several processes are known to be associated with memory i.e. encoding, system consolidation and retrieval. Inspite of considerable efforts to study these processes individually, our understanding of interactions among them remains incomplete. Rather than focusing on an individual process, we try to look at the whole system with a holistic view . We try to understand the relationship between memories of recent and remote life time events and how they interact and influence each other. We use techniques such as optogenetics, CLARITY, Virtual Reality and in-vivo imaging along with various behavioural paradigms in mice to address these questions.