Group Members

Principal Investigator

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran
Associate Professor
Phone: +91 172 2293
Fax: +91 172 2240266
rajeshra@iisermohali.ac.in

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran

Native to Kerala, India, Rajesh obtained his Masters’s degree in Marine Biology from School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). Subsequently, in 1999, he joined Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India to obtain his Ph.D. He received two Post Doctoral Fellowships: one from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India and another from Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan, the USA, which was funded by NIH. In 2012, he joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Mohali) as an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.
(Rajesh Ramachandran in google scholar)

 

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Poonam Sharma
Post-doctoral Fellow

(poonamsharma@iisermohali.ac.in)

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Born and brought up in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, Poonam obtained her Master’s in Microbiology from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Afterward, she joined the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh for her Ph.D. She joined IISER Mohali in September 2014 and is continuing research in the lab to study the roles of pluripotency factors in retina regeneration and optic nerve regeneration.

 

 

Graduate Students

Soumitra Mitra
(soumitramitra@iisermohali.ac.in)

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. He is currently trying to understand the regulation of pluripotency factors and epigenetic regulators in zebrafish retina regeneration.

 

Mohammad Anwar Khursheed
(mohammadanwar@iisermohali.ac.in)

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Belonging to Giridih, Jharkhand, Anwar obtained his Master’s in Medical Biotechnology from AIIMS New Delhi. He joined IISER Mohali in August 2012. Currently, he is trying to elucidate the roles of pluripotency factors in retina, fin and heart regeneration in zebrafish.

 

Shivangi Gupta
(shivangigupta@iisermohali.ac.in)

Shivangi Gupta

Shivangi, native to Delhi, obtained her B.Tech degree in Biotechnology from USBT, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi. She joined IISER Mohali in January 2015 and currently trying to study the roles of tumor suppressors and epigenetic regulators in zebrafish retina regeneration.

 

Mansi Chaudhary
(mansichaudhary@iisermohali.ac.in)

Mansi Chaudhary

A native to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Mansi completed her B.Tech in Biotechnology from USBT, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi. She joined IISER Mohali in 2016, August. Currently, she is working on genome-wide architecture of transcription factors essential for retina regeneration.

 

Bindia Chawla
(bindiachawla@iisermohali.ac.in)

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Belonging to Sangrur, Punjab, Bindia obtained her integrated BS/MS dual degree from IISER Mohali before joining the same institute for her Ph.D. in 2017. Currently, she is working on Genome architecture dynamics during development and regeneration.

 

Sharanya Premraj
(sharanyapremraj@iisermohali.ac.in)


Sharanya, belonging to Kerala, obtained her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University in 2016 before joining IISER Mohali as an Int. Ph.D. student. Currently, she is trying to decipher the roles of non-coding RNAs in zebrafish retina regeneration.

 

Ashish Sethi
(aashishsethi@iisermohali.ac.in)

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Ashish belongs to Haryana. He obtained B.Sc. in Zoology from Ramjas College, University of Delhi. He joined IISER Mohali in 2016 as an Int. Ph.D. student who currently is trying to decipher the roles of various epigenetic regulators in zebrafish retina regeneration.

 

Pooja Shukla
(poojashukla@iisermohali.ac.in)

Pooja Shukla, from Madhya Pradesh, obtained her M.Sc. in zoology from Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya. She joined IISER Mohali in August 2018 and currently working on elucidating the multi-faceted roles of epigenetics in retina regeneration.

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 Ajay Akarnia

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 lnvestigating role of micro-RNAs during Zebrafish retina regeneration.

Athul Ramesh

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Lithium-induced regenerative response in mouse and zebrafish retina.

Jaskaran Singh

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Understanding molecular mechanisms underlying zebrafish brain regeneration

Jithin

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Effect of Type 2 diabetes mellitus developed through overfeeding in Zebrafish retina regeneration. 

Sapna Meena

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 lnvestigating role of micro-RNAs during Zebrafish retina regeneration.

 

Ziyaurrahman

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Effect of Type1 and Type2 diabetes in Zebrafish Retinal Regeneration.