Sandhya is a neurobiologist who is studying how neurons work using inter-disciplinary approaches. She hopes that understanding the neuron...
''Movement within neurons is akin to movement on Indian roads,'' says Sandhya Koushika. ''You have traffic jams, breakdowns, moving around obstacles...'' The movement of cargo within neurons is essential for the nervous system to 'sense, integrate & transmit' to respond to the world around us. This movement is also important in building and maintaining neurons -- much like we need cargo movement to build new roads and maintain them. The making and maintaining of a network of neurons is integral to making a functioning brain.
We are delighted to invite Sandhya Koushika - neurobiologist, explorer - to Mumbai Local. With her, we will dive into the fascinating world of cargo transport in neurons. We will peer through a microscope to grasp what she and her team see and work with in the lab. We will explore the nervous system that has given us humans the capacity of enquiry, learning and creativity and begin to understand how the function of individual neurons and network of neurons lead to cognitive functions.
Look forward to an evening of exploring the utter magic of our neuronal network, questioning assumptions about ourselves, and discovering possibilities that our hard-wiring presents us with.
Curated by Arnab Bhattacharya
RSVP for this session begins on Monday 12 November 2018
@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm
Sandhya is a neurobiologist who is studying how neurons work using inter-disciplinary approaches. She hopes that understanding the neuron and its capabilities is a (small) step to understanding the brain. She loves the scientific approach to problem solving. Her education and training is a curiosity driven meandering path through Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics and Neurobiology. Her lab's twitter handle is @WormlockHolmes
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