The adult brain is infinitely complex and intricate in its functioning at the molecular, cellular, structural and circuit level. We are interested in understanding specific molecular actions that underlie cell-specific processes and inter-cellular interactions influencing normal functionality of the brain. Using mouse as our model system, we study the molecular machinery underlying mature neuronal maintenance, adult neurogenesis, and microglial regulations in the adult brain (for more details see “Research”). 

As a team, we look forward to the challenges and excitement of decoding some of the intriguing biology of the adult brain using state-of-the-art approaches for investigating our questions. Currently, we employ mouse genetics, behavioral studies, morphometric and immunofluorescence imaging, flow-cytometry and high throughput transcriptome analysis, along with conventional molecular biology and cell-culture techniques. However, as we go about our investigations we treat no technique as off-limits! 

If you are interested in our research and have a passion for problem solving, you can write with a detailed CV, and a brief note on your research interest to Hiyaa (see contact information). Ph.D students are encouraged to apply through the Ph.D. program of NCBS. The lab will also consider applications from Ph.D candidates and Junior Research Fellows (JRF) who have their own funding/fellowship (UGC/CSIR/ICMR/equivalent). Postdoctoral candidates should apply with a write up explaning their specific interest in our work and a recent CV. The lab does NOT accept short-term trainees/interns, however, we do consider interns for 10-12months or longer projects.