Rudra Nayan Das

Weizmann Institute of Science

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in Weizmann Institute of Science, in the lab of Prof. Karina Yaniv. I work on aspects of with endothelial cell specification, plasticity and regeneration in the juvenile and adult zebrafish. I extensively utilize imaging and lineage tracing methodologies, and keenly follow the different technological advancements in fluorescent microscopy, especially in the context of in vivo imaging.

During my PhD at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), mentored by Prof. K VijayRaghavan and (Late) Prof. Veronica Rodrigues, I combined developmental studies with behavioral analysis to understand the serotonergic modulatory system governing the Drosophila olfactory behavior. In the time between my PhD and postdoc, I spent an year exploring live imaging of muscle-tendon interactions in Drosophila flight muscles.

I grew up in Kolkata (Eastern India), where I did my studies till the master’s degree (in zoology), after which I moved to Bangalore (Southern India), for my PhD. Outside science and lab, I study and ponder about history. I enjoy cooking and traveling. I am also a big football (soccer) enthusiast.

Rudra Nayan Das has added 4 preLight posts

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

MicroRNA-mediated control of developmental lymphangiogenesis

Hyun Min Jung, Ciara Hu, Alexandra M Fister, et al.

Selected by 07 March 2019

Rudra Nayan Das

Developmental Biology

Regulation of modulatory cell activity across olfactory structures in Drosophila melanogaster

Xiaonan Zhang, Kaylynn Coates, Andrew Dacks, et al.

Selected by 04 February 2019

Rudra Nayan Das


Single cell RNA-Seq reveals distinct stem cell populations that drive sensory hair cell regeneration in response to loss of Fgf and Notch signaling

Mark E. Lush, Daniel C. Diaz, Nina Koenecke, et al.


Distinct progenitor populations mediate regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line.

Eric D Thomas, David Raible

Selected by 18 January 2019

Rudra Nayan Das

Developmental Biology

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