MSc/PhD Program
Ramanathan Narayanan
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Ramanathan Narayanan


College / University:
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University

Highest Degree:
B.Tech. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Animal behavioral experiments, two-photon laser scanning confocal microscopy, immuno-histo chemistry and basic molecular biology techniques

Projects / Research:
2010 - 2011: Role of delta-opioid receptors on female directed song and other behaviours in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
2010: Astrocytic calcium dynamics in S100B knockout mice
2009: Effect of naloxone on song behavior in adult male Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
2008: Expression of Neuropsin protein in mouse brain

2011 - 2012: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2010 - 2011: Project Assistantship at National Brain Research Centre, India
2010: Internship at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
2008 and 2009: Summer Research Fellowship from Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and The National Academy of Sciences, India
2006-08: Academic Scholarship for securing Top 3-10% rank in University examinations, SASTRA University, India


I have always wondered how we learn and memorize things in our life. I am interested to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie learning and memory. Also, I would like to study the molecular and behavioral changes that occur in neurodegenerative diseases and ageing with an aim to contribute to better therapeutic strategies.