We are interested in understanding genetic and molecular mechanism that help in maintaining the normal functionality of the brain. Using mouse as a model organism, we investigate neurons and glial cells to uncover mechanisms that underlie homeostasis, and deregulations that cause neuroinflammation (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, chemogenetics, behavioral, morphometric and electrophysiological studies along side microscopy, flow-cytometry, high-throughput single cell transcriptomic studies, and conventional molecular biology and cell-culture studies. 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/IDBT/CMR/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 12months or longer projects.