Graduate students

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur

Simran is from Chandigarh. She obtained her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Punjab University before joining IISER Mohali in 2013, January. Her research works involved deciphering the roles played by Hedgehog signalling in regulating a wide variety of transcription factors such as Ascl1a, Zic2b and Foxn4, and enzymes such as Mmp9. These findings are published in the journal Cell Reports in 2018. She graduated from IISER Mohali in May 2018.


Soumitra Mitra

Soumitra Mitra

Native to West Bengal, Soumitra completed his integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from St. Xaviers’ College, Kolkata before joining IISER Mohali in 2012 for his Ph.D. His work in the lab involved understanding the regulation of Her4.1/Lin28a/let-7 regulatory axis by pluripotency factor c-Myc and epigenetic regulator Histone deacetylases in zebrafish retina regeneration. his observations are published in iScience in 2018 and Journal of Cell Biology in 2019. He graduated from IISER Mohali in May 2019.



Undergraduate students


Year 2013-14

Sapna Meena (MS)


Year 2014-15

Kranti Karande
Kranti Karande (MS)
Sukanya VS
Sukanya VS (MS)


Year 2015-16

Priyanka Jamadagni
Priyanka Jamadagni (MS)
Evelyn Abraham
Evelyn Abraham (MS)


Year 2016-17

Riya Ahuja
Riya Ahuja (MS)
Yengkhom Roja
Yengkhom Roja (MS)
Vijithkumar Vijayan BK
Vijithkumar Vijayan BK (MS)


Year 2017-18

Praveen V. Kumar (MS)
Akshai J Kurup
Akshai J. Kurup (Kanju) (MS)
Pratibha Songara
Pratibha Songara(Pratifa) (MS)
Swathi Jayaram
Swathi Jayaram (Swats Kitty) (MS)

Year 2018-19

lab 19 20 (1 of 1)

Sushmita Nahar

lab 19 16 (1 of 1)

Navnoor Kaur Saran

lab 19 17 (1 of 1)

Kemdina Christina

lab 19 18 (1 of 1)

Komal Meena