MSc/PhD Program
Mrinalini Hoon
First Name:
Mrinalini

Last Name:
Hoon

Country:
India

 

 



Mrinalini Hoon

EDUCATION

College / University:
2002 - 2005: Presidency College / University of Calcutta, India

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (Honours)

Major Subjects:
Physiology

Lab Experience:
Biochemistry, histology, experimental physiology, microbiology, work physiology, human genetic studies (PCR, genotyping, primer designing, linkage analysis)

Projects / Research:
Jun - Aug 05: Dr. Anuranjan Anand, Human Genetic Lab, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore : Molecular Genetic Study of Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss (NSHL) related to CDH23
Nov 04: BSc final year project: Survey and analysis of the social and physiological conditions - cardiovascular, haematological and anthropometric parameters of isolated tribal inhabitants

Scholarships:
2005 - 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2005: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Summer research fellowship

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
My key area of interest lies in the field of neuronal or synaptic plasticity leading to permanent conditioning and behavioral changes. I would like to find out how human beings classify significance and importance of experiences via altering the strength of neuronally processed memory traces. I would also like to explore into the inheritance of behavior and emotions in order to assess the neurophysiological and genetic contributions to the varied behavioral patterns.