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Indian Senior Research Fellows

International Senior Research Fellowships support outstanding postdoctoral scientists establishing their scientific careers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Central Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland). Researchers from any country are eligible. The awards run for a period of five years and include a personal salary and research support.

Current Fellows

Dr Utpal Bhadra
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional silencing: insight mechanisms and their interconnection

Dr Sumantra Chattarji
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Mechanisms of contrasting patterns of neural plasticity in the amygdala and hippocampus: synapsis, cells and behaviour

Dr Suman Dhar
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Functional characterisation of replication initiation proteins and chromosomal DNA replication origins of Plasmodium falciparam

Dr Jyotsna Dhawan
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Molecular basis of reversible arrest in skeletal muscle satellite cells in culture and in vivo

Dr Patrick D'Silva
Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis: role of molecular chaperones in protein translocation across the inner mitochondrial membrane

Dr Sanjeev Galande
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
PDZ domain-mediated signalling in the nucleus: role of SATB1 in the regulation of global gene expression via alterations in chromatin organisation

Dr Balasubramanian Gopal
Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Structural and mechanistic studies on the extacytoplamic sigma factors from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr Debabrata Goswami
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Development of ultra fast pulse shaping based high resolution infrared imaging instrument for brain/Nnural activity, cancer diagnostics and their possible elimination

Dr Roop Mallik
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Application of in vitro biophysical techniques to in vivo systems: a middle path to understanding biological complexity in molecular motor based intracellular transport

Dr Shekhar Mande
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
Structural and functional studies on Mycobacterium tuberculosis heat shock proteins

Dr Chinmay Mukhopadhyay
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
The role of iron in the growth of Leishmani donovani and interaction with host macrophages

Dr Manika Pal-Bhadra
Department of Biology and Pharmacology, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Role of RNAi machinery on heterochromatin assembly and silencing in Drosophila

Dr Balaji Prakash
Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Structural studies on GTPase and EDG family of G protein-coupled receptors

Dr Sambasivan Ramanan
Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai
Intercellular messengers that couple intercellular cascades: from permeability and gating of gap junction channels to a model of coordinated tissue response

Dr Rajan Sankaranarayanan
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderadad
Exploring the transfer RNA mediated editing mechanisms in a class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase and its potential use as a drug target

Dr Ranjan Sen
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
A generalised mechanisms of transcription termination in prokaryotes: a quest for mechanism-based transcription inhibitors for microbial pathogens

Dr Kumaravel Somasundaram
Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis by activator protein 2a (AP-2a)

Dr Kuppuswamy Subramaniam
Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Identification and characterisation of genes involved in germ cell development in Caenorhabditis elegans

Dr Vidita Vaidya
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis: role of monoamine neurotransmitters

Dr Rema Velayudhan
National Brain Research Centre, Haryana
Effects of cortical injuries on the neurophysiological, molecular and behavioural functions

Past Fellows

Dr U Singh Bhalla
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Tracing the memory engram in mammalian olfaction

Dr Chetan Chitnis
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Receptor-ligand interaction involved in cytoadherence by malaria parasites

Dr Rajesh Gokhale
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Dissecting the role of polyketide synthases for understanding the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr Neeraj Jain
National Brain Research Centre, Haryana
Information processing in the primate sensorimotor system and the effects of spinal and cortical injuries

Dr Shahid Jameel
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Analysis of protein-protein interactions, signalling pathways and host factors towards understanding the pathogenesis of hepatitis E virus

Dr Shikha Laloraya
Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Cohesin-dependent reorganisation of chromosome architecture and its relation to chromosomal function

Dr Sudipta Maiti
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Quantitative imaging of monoamine uptake, sequestration and regulation in live neurons in situ using multi-photon fluorescence

Dr Satyajit Mayor
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Functional and structural studies of membrane rafts

Dr Arvind Sahu
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
Structure-function analysis of viral homologs of complement control proteins

Dr Apurva Sarin
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Regulation of apoptotic death in T lymphocytes: a model system to study mechanisms of kinase-activated anti-apoptotic

Dr Amit Sharma
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
X-ray crystallographic studies of malaria proteins

Dr Pushkar Sharma
Eukaryotic Gene Expression Laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Dissection of cell signalling mechanisms in Plasmodium falciparum life cycle

Dr Ramanathan Sowdhamini
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Recognition of folds and functions of protein domain superfamilies coded in genome sequences

Dr Narayanaswamy Srinivasan
Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Multi-domain, multi-component systems in cellular signal transduction: prediction and modelling of structure and ligand binding

Dr Shubha Tole
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Regulation of regional cell identity in the developing brain

Dr Jayante Udgaonkar
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Structural characterisation of early events in protein unfolding

Dr Raghavan Varadarajan
Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Understanding the molecular basis of the temperature sensitive phenotype: correlation between mutational effects on folding, stability, expression levels and temperature sensitivity

Dr Usha Vijayraghavan
Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Molecular genetic analysis of pre-mRNA splicing: role of protein-protein interactions in splicing and its link to cell-cycle progression

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