Meenakshi Prabod Kumar

Meenakshi Prabod Kumar

PhD in Neuroscience

Indian Institute of Science


Hi, my name is Meenakshi Prabod Kumar. I recently completed my PhD in neuroscience from the Neurodynamics lab at the Centre for Neuroscience, IISc. My thesis work focused on developing optical and behavioural tools to understand the neural correlates of learning and memory.

You can download my CV here .

  • Learning and memory
  • Cellular and synaptic plasticity
  • Methods to enhance in vivo imaging
  • PhD in Neuroscience, 2022

    Indian Institute of Science

  • MS in Biological Science, 2015

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

  • BSc in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany, 2012

    Christ University


Small animal behaviour

Contextual fear conditioning and water maze in mice.

Stereotaxic surgery

Craniotomy in mice for in vivo imaging.

Multi-photon microscopy

Two photon imaging in head-fixed anesthetized mice.

Data analysis

ImageJ and Java for image analysis. Labtalk and R for data analysis.

Basic molecular biology

Bacterial cloning, cell culture, virus production.


Optoelectronics, Arduino-based controllers.


Mihir Chowdhury Student Fellowship
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First prize winner in Lightning Talks of Synapse 2021 Neuroscience Symposium
CSIR-JRF-NET Fellowship

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