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ANTARA DAS

Postdoctoral Scholar
Neurophysiology

McGaugh Hall, Diane O'Dowd lab
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PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India [Vasu Sheeba lab]
Dissertation: Circadian rhythms in Drosophila melanogaster

MS, Molecular Biology, West Bengal University of Technology

BS, Microbiology, Wilson College


RESEARCH

I am a Postdoc in the O'Dowd lab at UCI, and I am learning slice electrophysiology and mouse behavior in the Hunt lab. I completed my graduate training with Vasu Sheeba at JNCASR where I studied how thermal inputs are integrated into the circadian clock circuit using Drosophila melanogaster. My current project aims to understand the effects of sodium channel mutations on biophysical properties of sodium channel function and cellular/neuronal pathways leading to epilepsy in humans.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017 | 3rd place talk, Postdoc Symposium at UCI
2014 | Best poster presenter, JNCASR, Bangalore
2010 | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Graduate fellowship award, India

FUN FACT

Patching cells is fun!

PUBLICATIONS

dTRPA1 in Non-circadian Neurons Modulates Temperature-dependent Rhythmic Activity in Drosophila melanogaster.
Das A, Holmes TC, Sheeba V
Journal of Biological Rhythms (2016) [Link]

dTRPA1 Modulates Afternoon Peak of Activity of Fruit Flies Drosophila melanogaster.
Das A, Holmes TC, Sheeba V
PLoS One (2015) [Link]

Isolation and expression analysis of partial sequences of heavy metal transporters from Brassica juncea by coupling high throughput cloning with a molecular fingerprinting technique.
Das S, Sen M, Saha C, Chakraborty D, Das A, Banerjee M, Seal A.
Planta (2011) [Link]