MSc/PhD Program
Mahalakshmi Ramadas
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Mahalakshmi Ramadas


College / University:
SASTRA Deemed University, Tamil Nadu, India

Highest Degree:
B.Tech. in Bioengineering

Major Subject:
Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology and Cognitive Sciences
Electronics: Analog and Digital electronics, Microprocessor and Microcontroller
Applied Science: Biomechanics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Electrophysiology, Physiological Control Systems, Clinical Engineering, Biomaterials, Medical Prosthesis

Lab Experience:
Molecular Biology Techniques including Western, Northern blots and RT-PCR, Immunofluorescence,  Confocal Microscopy and Real Time Imaging, Cell Culture, Gait analysis using Motion Capture Technology
Computer based skills : MATLAB and Simulink, PYTHON, Basics of Image J, Basics of SPSS, ORIGIN

Projects / Research:
01.-07. 2020: Internship at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre, Indian Institute of Technology -Madras, India, (Preejith S.P):  “Explore the commercial feasibility of neurostimulation techniques in enhancing the cognitive performance of individuals” and “ An algorithm for generating sleep stage annotations using bio-signals, specifically ECG”
02.-09.2019: Bachelor’s Thesis, Krichevsky Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, (Dr. Anna Krichevsky, Dr. Rachid El Fatimy):  “The role of miR-10b in the nucleus of glioblastoma cell lines”
06.-11.2018: Mini Project, SASTRA Deemed University, India, (Dr. Anupama, Dr. Adalarasu): “To study the effect of music on gait and cognition
12.2017 - 04.2018: Design Project, SASTRA Deemed University, India, (Dr. Adalarasu): Design and development of PORT-AQ, A portable EEG acquisition kit”
Summer 2017, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, (Dr. Raghunath Chatterjee): “The effect of differential promoter methylation on the gene regulation of S100A9, KAZN, ZNF106 in psoriasis”

2020 - 2022: Gold Neurasmus Excellence Scholarship (NExS)
2020 - 2021: Stipend by International Max Planck Research School
2018: Japan Sakura Science Fellowship stipend by Japan Science and Technology for short-training visit (10 days) on Medical Engineering , Tokyo City University, Japan
2017: Indian National Science Academy Fellowship


Having come from a background in both biology and engineering, human brain appears to me as an engineering marvel of its own. Everything from the working of molecules to circuits to the systems that contribute to the myriad of social behavior fascinates me. Consequently, I am very much open to learn and explore various areas of neuroscience. Specifically, I am interested in the very act of thinking and understanding how our brain and that of fellow organisms has been shaped through the cognitive evolution. I believe that exploring the fields of Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience will help in pursuing my interests in the field of social cognition.