BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
Research Interest
Neural mechanism of tarsal reflex, Animal Behaviour, Neural Circuits, Animal Physiology

Simran Virdi
simranv at ncbs dot res dot in

I did my Bachelors (Hons) in Biomedical Science from Acharya Narendra Dev College. I had always been interested in human physiology but I switched gears when I started as an integrated PhD student here at NCBS in 2017. I now work on a mechanoreceptor in insects. The Femoral Chordotonal Organ is a proprioceptor that senses leg joint movements and doubles as a vibroceptor that senses substrate vibrations via legs. My work on the characterization of this organ in the Oleander Hawkmoth Daphnis nerii has led me to ask questions about how the biomechanics in this sensory system affects its function.