Annual Review of Research 2023
DBT-inStem, Bengaluru
(May 23 - 25)

DAY-1 23-05-2023, Tuesday

1:30 PM: Opening of ARR with poster session (3 hrs)

4:30 PM: High Tea

DAY-2 24-05-2023, Wednesday

Poster Session 10.00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Opening Remarks by Director, DBT-inStem 1:00 PM


Going with the flow: Circulation and Immunity      (Chair: Dr. Ranabir Das)


1:05 PM – 1:30 PM        

Tina Mukherjee

Immune cells as internal metabolic sensors and regulators of animal physiology


1:30 PM – 1:55 PM                  

Maneesha Inamdar

Mitochondrial control of blood stem cell fate.


1:55 PM – 2:20 PM

Alok Srivastava, CSCR

Developing gene therapy technologies - From proof of concept to clinical trials


2:20 PM - 2:30 PM

Anusree (Student/Postdoc)

Chatty macrophages:talking to the brain to regulate lipids and organ size


2:30 PM – 2:40 PM

Gaurav Singh (Student/Postdoc)

Mitochondrial Networks: Is form decoupled from function?



Stemming the flow: Translational Efforts in Blood      (Chair: Dr. Vasanth Thamodaran)


2:45 PM – 3:10 PM

Saravanabhavan Thangavel, CSCR

Bi-functional gene editing of the Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells for Beta-hemoglobinopathies gene therapy


3:10 PM – 3:35 PM

Mohankumar Murugesan, CSCR

Genome editing strategies for the treatment of beta-hemoglobinopathies


3:35 PM – 4:00 PM

Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, NCBS

Bacterial growth under 3D confinement


4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Aditya Deshpande (Student/Postdoc)

Perturbations of Notch signaling in the airways of the lung reveals the remarkable plasticity of the mucociliary epithelium

Break 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM


Defend and protect: Barrier Function and Disease modeling      (Chair: Dr. Vinoth Kumar)


4:30 PM – 4:55 PM

Colin Jamora

Regulation of Skin Fat by the Immune System


4:55 PM – 5:20 PM

Arjun Guha

Evidence for active control of the senescent state in lung-derived cell lines


5:20 PM – 5:45 PM

Diya Joseph

Distinct stromal cues pattern the developing lower urinary tract


5:45 PM – 5:55 PM

Abhik Dutta (Student/Postdoc)

Understanding the role of gamma-delta t cells in UV-induced melanocyte migration


5:55 PM - 6:20 PM

Sudarshan Gadadhar

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of retinal ciliopathies due to altered tubulin posttranslational modifications

Break 6:20 PM- 6:40 PM


Human Developmental Models      (Chair: Dr. Diya Binoy Joseph)


6:40 PM- 7:05 PM

Bhavana Muralidharan

Chromatin regulation of human neural stem cells by LSD1/KDM1A


7:05 PM – 7:30 PM

Rakesh Mishra

TIGS overview


7:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Naomi Moris, Francis Crick Institute

Using human gastruloids and extended models to explore principles of human development

Dinner 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DAY-3 25-05-2023, Thursday

Poster Session 10.00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM


Heart and muscles at work      (Chair: Dr. Swadhin Chandra Jana)


 1:05 PM – 1:30 PM  

Arvind Ramanathan

Rejuvenation of skeletal muscle differentiation by cold shock protein RBM3


1:30 PM – 1:55 PM 

Dhandapany Perundurai

Functional genomics of diabetes associated cardiomyopathy


1:55 PM – 2:20 PM

Minhaj Sirajuddin

Myofiber reconstruction at micron scale reveals geometrically distinct orthogonal fiber continuum across heart ventricular walls


2:20 PM - 2:30 PM

Swarang Pundlik (Student/Postdoc)

C' terminal cysteines regulate HRas signaling during 15d-PGJ2 mediated inhibition of myoblast differentiation.


2:30 PM – 2:40 PM

Prashanth (Student/postdoc)

Elderly cardiomyopathy associated NRAP variant shows distinct interaction with KLHL41 and α-Actinin


Cells coming together      (Chair: Dr. Raj Ladher)


2:45 PM – 3:10 PM     

Dasaradhi Palakodeti

Sneak peek into mechanisms that regulate stem cell function and regeneration in planarians.


3:10 PM – 3:35 PM

Soumyashree Das, NCBS

Formation of Pial Collaterals: Bridging the Gap with Endothelial Cells


3:35 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunil Laxman

The biochemistry of larval survival upon water loss, and making molecules for regenerative biology


4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Prathamesh Dongre (Student/Postdoc)

Asrij depletion perturbs glial homeostasis and attenuates neuroinflammation

Break 4:10 PM – 4:25 PM


Innovative Technologies in Regenerative Biology      (Chair: Dr. Bhavana Muralidharan)


4:25 PM – 4:50 PM

Praveen Kumar Vemula

Nanofibrous technology to enhance the quality and shelf-life of stored cells


4:50 PM – 5:00 PM

Sreeja Kumari Dhanya (Student/Postdoc)

Histone binding protein RBBP4 regulates neurogenesis in the developing mouse neocortex


5:00 PM – 5:25 PM

Taslimarif Saiyed

C-CAMP overview


5:25 PM – 6:25 PM

Plenary- Austin Smith, University of Exeter

A Roadmap for Pluripotency


6:25 PM – 6:30 PM        

Vote of Thanks


6:30 PM - 8 PM SAB meeting