Amrutha Swaminathan

Weizmann Institute of Science

I am a post-doctoral fellow working with Prof. Gil Levkowitz at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Currently, I am trying to measure early life stress resilience to understand the differences in the developing brain, which determine our ability to cope with stressful situations. Prior to working at the Weizmann Institute of Science, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the CRCHUM, Montreal with Prof. Pierre Drapeau. In Montreal, I worked on zebrafish models of epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and found previously unknown mechanisms underlying these diseases.

During my Ph.D at JNCASR, Bangalore with Prof. Tapas K Kundu, I worked on how various factors like chromatin modifying enzymes and chromatin-associated proteins organize chromatin in disease conditions and during neuronal development.

When I am not reading/working/ analyzing data/listening to a seminar, I am experimenting with cooking, traveling, reading non-fiction, enjoying Carnatic music, hiking, playing badminton or am simply lost in thought.

Amrutha Swaminathan has added 3 preLight posts

Behavioral signatures of a developing neural code

Lilach Avitan, Zac Pujic, Jan Mölter, et al.

Selected by 12 January 2020

Amrutha Swaminathan

Animal Behavior and Cognition

Multiple overlapping hypothalamus-brainstem circuits drive rapid threat avoidance

Matthew Lovett-Barron, Ritchie Chen, Susanna Bradbury, et al.

Selected by 03 November 2019

Amrutha Swaminathan, Rudra Nayan Das

Cell Biology

Molecular and cellular determinants of motor asymmetry in zebrafish

Eric J. Horstick, Yared Bayleyen, Harold A. Burgess

Selected by 17 July 2019

Amrutha Swaminathan

Animal Behavior and Cognition

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