PhD in Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Assistant Professor, TSLAS, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147004, Punjab
Sensory Learning and Memory, Hygienic Behavior in Honey Bees, Herbal Formulations to Ameliorate Pesticide-Mediated Toxicity
Neloy Kumar Chakroborty has developed a passion for neuroscience during his two-year research tenure at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, India while working on the genetic model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. His enthusiasm to explore the topic of sensory processing in the central nervous system has driven him to work on the olfactory learning and memory processes in honey bees during his Ph.D. He pursued his Ph.D. from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and continued his research in cognitive neuroscience for his postdoc in the reputed research institutes in India. Later he joined Adamas University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor and worked there for three years until the middle of 2020, before he joined the Thapar School of Liberal Arts & Sciences in August 2020. In 2019, he received the prestigious ‘EMBO short-term fellowship’ and started a research project on neuroimaging in the lab of Dr. Albrecht Haase in the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, and investigated the spatial and temporal coding properties of the olfactory-Kenyon cells of the honey bee brain using the state-of-the-art two-photon microscopy. He is currently in the process of establishing his lab of neurobiology at Thapar with the principal research interest to study different types of sensory learning processes using honey bee, zebrafish and human as model systems, analysing brain and behavior at multiple levels – genetic, molecular, behavioural and cognitive. He has several collaborators in Europe and South America and he is looking forward to training the motivated students in his lab.