People / Das
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
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
Patching cells is fun!