Associate Professor, (Associate Faculty)


Office: Ground floor of PRL at Central Animal Facility
Phone: +91 80 2293 3437
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Current Research areas

Neural mechanisms of selective attention
Neural mechanisms of gamma oscillations
Relationship between neuronal firing and local field potentials
Electrocorticogram (ECoG) studies in humans and primates

Educational History


  • Post-doctoral Associate, Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School and HHMI, 2008-2011
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.Tech, Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2001

Courses offered in the last five years


  • NS 201: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • NS 301: Topics in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • DB 201: Mathematics and Statistics for Biologists
  • E9 282: Neural Signal Processing

Awards / Honours / Affiliations


  • Associate of Indian Academy of Science
  • Wellcome DBT Intermediate Fellowship
  • Honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa society for academic excellence in graduate school, 2008.
  • Director’s silver medal for standing first in the Electrical Engineering department at IIT Kanpur, 2001.
  • Ratan Swarup Gold medal for excellence in academics and outstanding all round achievements in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments at IIT Kanpur, 2001.
  • Lalit Narayan Das Memorial scholarship for standing first in the Electrical Engineering Department at the end of third year at IIT Kanpur, 2000.
  • Academic Excellence Award given by the director, IIT Kanpur in 1st and 2nd year for being within the top 20 students in Academics.
  • National Talent Search (NTS) Scholarship awarded by the Government of India, 1995-2001.
  • Certificate of merit by the Central Board of Secondary Education for being within the top 0.01% students in Chemistry in senior secondary exams, 1997.
  • Member Sociiety for Neuroscience