JNCASR invites Applications for admission to PhD Programs in Evolutionary and Integrative Biology/Neuro Sciences


JNCASR invites online applications for admission to: 

M.S. (Engg. / Research) / Ph.D. Programmes in Sciences and Engineering from students who have qualified in NET-JRF under CSIR/UGC fellowship schemes or DBT/ICMR – JRF/ INSPIRE-JRF or GATE / JEST / GPAT.

Online application forms are available at www.jncasr.ac.in/admit along with detailed information about these programmes and their eligibility criteria, fellowships etc. 

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Research Programmes

Evolutionary and Integrative Biology Unit

For more details follow the link (EIBU)

1. How do animals know what time of day it is?
2. How does neuronal inter-connectivity in the brain affect the daily rhythms of animals?
3. Why does a specific mortality rate stabilize some populations while destabilizing others?
4. How do patterns of resource availability and genetic relatedness affect the nature of animal social groups?
5. How do genetics and ecology interact to affect the course of evolutionary change?
These are some of the questions we are addressing, using a combination of approaches (laboratory experiments, computer simulations, field studies) and a range of techniques from quantitative genetics, reverse genomics, phenomics, behaviour studies, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, mathematics and statistics. Our experimental work involves the use of both insect (fruitflies, ants) and mammalian (mouse) model systems, and our laboratory facilities include the world's largest locomotor activity monitoring setup. Field studies are carried out on fruitflies in Bangalore and on elephants in the Western Ghats. Much of the work we do is not done anywhere else in India. Prospective students or postdocs who would like to be involved in top-of-the-line research in chronobiology, evolutionary genetics, population ecology, wildlife biology, animal behaviour, and neurogenetics are most welcome to contact us

Neuro Sciences Unit

For more details follow the link (NSU)

Currently, the research interests of the Unit include the study of synaptic function and its relationship with Intellectual Disability, neurogenetics of behavior in Drosophila, molecular and cellular mechanisms of human brain/mind disorders, biomaterials for interfacing sensory organs with soft analog devices and molecular neuro-oncology.  The diversity in individual research themes of the faculty also reflect the widely differing types of scientific approaches and methodologies used in understanding how the nervous system functions and determine various behaviours of organisms, including humans

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