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.

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