MSc/PhD Program
Jatin Nagpal
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Jatin Nagpal


College / University:
Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (Honors) in Biochemistry

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Membrane Biology and Bioenergetics, Genetics

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology techniques, gene cloning techniques, protein purification techniques such as Gel Filtration chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, protein analysis using SDS PAGE, Western Blotting and ELISA, behavioral and molecular study of circadian rhythms in drosophila

Projects / Research:
May - Jun 2008: To rescue the loss of function mutation of per protein exclusively in the glial cells and thereby investigate the role of glial cells in regulating the circadian behavioral phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster (under Prof. V.K Sharma, Chronobiology Lab, JNCASR, Bangalore,India)
Sep – Oct 2007: Cloned the gene Rv0903c which encodes for a two component response transcriptional regulatory protein PRRA involved in signal transduction in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (under Dr.Reddy,S.V. College,Delhi)
May – Jun 2007: Ablation of LNvs using Gal4-UAS lines and studying its effect on the eclosion activity in Drophila melanogaster (under Prof. V.K.Sharma,JNCASR)

2007 – 2008: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2006 – 2008: ‘Project Oriented Biological Education’ student outreach program of JNCASR
2005 – 2008: CBSE merit scholarship for undergraduates in basic sciences


The interest and motivation to pursue advanced study in neurosciences stems from my fascination with the whole idea of how neurons through their electrical and chemical interplay give rise to behavior, cognition, and conscious, and how brain maps to an elevated state known as the mind. I believe that biological research should be towards greater synthesis and integration of explanations across different disciplines. In this regard, I strongly feel that learning neuroscience provides an excellent opportunity to achieve and appreciate an integrative approach (biophysical, chemical, psychological and computational) to studying and understanding the living world. In particular, I will be happy to be a part of science that helps to elucidate the molecular and neural basis of cognition and behavior. I feel that, in future, further in roads can be made towards treating disorders affecting the human cognition and behavior once their underlying molecular and neural mechanisms have been well understood. Besides that I am also interested in evolutionary aspects of cognition, behavior, and language.