MSc/PhD Program
Achintya Prahlad
First Name:
Achintya

Last Name:
Prahlad

Country:
India

 



Achintya Prahlad

EDUCATION

College / University:
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Chemistry

Lab Experience:
2008 - 2011: Undergraduate lab practicals during college years
2009: Summer project in the laboratory of Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2008: Summer project in the laboratory of Prof. Suhel Quader, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Projects / Research:
2009: Synthesis of water-soluble hyperbranched polymer, under Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2008: A study of signalling behaviour in the Indian Rock Dragon (Psammophilus dorsalis), a lizard of the family Agamidae, under Prof. Suhel Quader, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
2006: A study of the response of the touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) to small forces, with the guidance of biology teacher Ms. Manju Balasubramanyam, Delhi Public School North, Bangalore.

Scholarships:
2011 - 2012: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2008 - 2011: St. Stephen’s College - Sumitomo Scholarship
2008 - 2011: Inspire Scholarship from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My long-term goal is to be an academic in Neuroscience. My specific research interests will become clear to me as I go deeper into the subject. My interest in Neuroscience arose as a result of my passion for language and music.