jahnavik at instem dot res dot in
Education: MSc Biotechnology from Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology from University of Pune.
As a cell progresses from one state to the other, it manifests changes at various levels- DNA, RNA, protein and of course, morphological. I am interested in studying the intracellular and intercellular ribosomal heterogeneity within cell types and understanding how it influences cell fate decisions.
srikark at instem dot res dot in
Education: MSc biotechnology from VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
I am broadly interested in understanding how genes are regulated in stem cells. I am currently looking into a novel class of small RNA called tRNA derived fragments (tRFs) in mouse embryonic stem cells.
vairavanl at instem dot res dot in
Education: B.Tech Bioinformatics from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
I am broadly interested in understanding mRNA’s fate. I am currently trying to understand gene regulation by non-coding region of mature mRNA (UTR's).In eukaryotes, 3’untranslated regions (3'UTRs) governs the stability, localization and translational efficiency of mRNA within the cell. The 3' UTRs also harvest majority of microRNA and RNA binding protein sites that consecutively perturb mRNA's fate and stability.
vinaykd at ncbs dot res dot in
Education: Masters in Zoology from University of Delhi.
I am interested in understanding how positional information is specified along the medial-lateral axis in planarian flatworms.
namitam at instem dot res dot in
Education: MSc Biotechnology from Amrita School of Biotechnology , Kerala.
Understanding the role of PolyA Binding Protein (Nuclear) in planarian homeostasis & regeneration.
souradeeps at ncbs dot res dot in
Education: B.Tech Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology Durgapur.
I am a joint student between Das & Prof. R Sowdhamini (at NCBS). For my PhD I am interested in understanding how regeneration polarity is determined in planarian flatworms using both experimental & computational approaches.
arunabhas at ncbs dot res dot in
Education: Bachelors of Sciences from IISER, Kolkata.
Schmidtea mediterranea is a species of flatworm from phylum Platyhelminthes that are considered ‘almost immortal under the edge of knife’ (Dalyell, 1814, from Regeneration (book), T.H. Morgan, 1901).With the advent of molecular biology by the end of 20th century, the role of various small molecules inside a cell has been greatly extended from just secondary effectors and house keeping aspect. I am interested in finding out the roles of small molecules if any on neoblast regulation and differentiation. I am presently focussing my study on the role of small molecules 'methionine' and 'serotonin' for proper maintenance and function of planaria stem cells - the neoblast.
mohamedmh at instem dot res dot in
Education: B.Tech Biotechnology from Agriculture University, Coimbatore.
I am a collaborative student of Dr.Praveen Kumar Vemula and Das.Currently, I am developing novel cationic amphiphiles based delivery vectors for delivering biologicals to planarian cells. These novel amphiphiles would be then used for stable genome modification leading to transgenics in planaria.
hnivedita at instem dot res dot in
Education: Masters in Bionformatics & Biotechnology from IBAB, Bangalore.
I am interested in exploring gene expression and its regulation at all levels, right from genomic variation to proteins, as the interplay among the various macromolecules is what makes the 'cell' a well-oiled machine.At present, I am studying the translational regulation in stem cells during early differentiation using an integrated 'omics' approach.
sabarinathps at instem dot res dot in
Education: Phd(Biochemistry & Glycomics) from Sri chitra thirunal Institute for medical sciences & technology, Kerala.
In 2015 joined the lab as joint post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Ramaswamy.S and Prof. Dasaradhi. P. Currently, I work on understanding the role of glycans in regeneration and tissue homeostasis using planaria as the model system. My work spans from characterizing the structure of glycans by mass spectrometry to elucidating the function using molecular biology approach.
nishthan at instem dot res dot in
Education: PhD from ICGEB, Delhi.
What causes cells, tissues or organs to pattern along an anterio-posterior or dorso-ventral axis to form a tissue, organ or an individual is a question that has bewildered several regeneration and developmental biologists. I am interested to find the role of miRNAs in determining regeneration polarity in Planaria.
rajdeepd at instem dot res dot in
Education: PhD (Structural Proteomics) from St.John's Research Institute, Bangalore.
I am focusing on to understand the ribosomal heterogeneity in development of mouse embryonic stem cell using mass spectrometry based proteomics approach. Also, I will be focusing on posttranslational modifications of proteins using quantitative mass spectrometry. Additionally, I am interested to explore the structure-function relationship protein, protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction using Hydrogen/Deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (H/DX-MS) and ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) to provide a global picture of cellular function and biological processes in disease conditions.
saisowndarya at instem dot res dot in
Education: Masters in Biotechnology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala.
Interested in understanding the role of polyA tails in Schmidtea mediterranea stem cells and during Regeneration.
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