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Alumni Association of Neuroscience (AAN)

Students Achievements

Our students have been very actively participating in various scientific activities, training programmes and conferences, etc. Some of the important events attended during 2006-2008 are as follows:

Students’ Participation in Academic Events

Abroad

  • “International Brain Research Organization & International Society for Neurochemistry School in Neuroscience” National University of Singapore. 25th June- 16th July, 2006

  • “6th IBRO- Associate School of Neuroscience” Venue: Tarbiat Modarres University (TMU), Tehran, Iran. Organized by: International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and TMU, Iran. 26th -30th Aug 2006

  • “1st Neuroscience Orientation Summer Program” Venue: SB Medical University and TMU, Tehran, Iran. Organized by: Iranian Society of Physio. and Pharma. and IBRO. 2nd -21st Sept 2006

  • “Biennial Meeting of Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (Conference)”, Scientific Exhibition and Conference Center, Singapore. 17th July, 2006

  • “1st UAE- IBRO Neuroscience School- Fundamentals of Basic and Clinical Neurosciences” UAE University, Al Ain, UAE. Organized by: UAE University Neuroscience Group and IBRO. 24th - 31st Jan 2007

  •  1st AIST International Imaging workshop organized by Biomedical Research Institute, Tsukuba Science City, Japan. 19th – 25th January 2014
India
  • “Brain Awareness Day.”  School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Organized by: JNU & NBRC, Manesar, Haryana, India. 03rd April 2006

  • “National Symposium on Neural Plasticity and Repair” and “Workshop on Evaluation of Plastisity in Pain” Department of Anatomy & Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 11002 & Indian Society of Pain Research and Therapy18th – 19th October 2006

  • “Workshop on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for Academia” AIIMS, New Delhi. Organized by: Dept. of Sci. & Tech., Government of India. 24th & 25th Nov 2006

  • “III International NBRC Conference” National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India. 13th -15th Dec 2006

  • DSI- GENTECH Workshop “Building an Integrated Physiological Monitoring System: A Discussion and Demonstration of DSI Product and their Application” Taj Hotel, New Delhi 12th October 2006

  • “Workshop on Bioinformatics and Biomathematics” at SOMAS, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. 14th -16th January 2006

  • 24th annual conference of Indian academy of Neuroscience: “International update on basics and clinical neuroscience advances” Industrial toxicology research centre, Lucknow, 17th- 20th December 2006

  • 26th Annual Meeting of Toxicology (STOX) India “International Conference on Toxicology, Toxicogenomics and Occupational Health (ICTTOH), at Jiwaji University, Gwalior.  9th -11th October 2006

  • How to Write a Scientific/ Medical Paper?  Jointly organized by Cancer Hospital and Research Unit, Gwalior and Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior.  24th September 06.

  • “Centenary Commemoration of Alzheimer’s Disease & 12th Annual Conference of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India” New Delhi. 9th -11th November 2006

  • Workshop on “Neurochemical Techniques for the Neuroscientists”, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology funded by International society for Neurochemistry and International Brain Research Organization.  29th December 2006 -7th January 2007

  • Annual Conference of Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI) at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. 8th- 9th January  2007

  • One week Hands-on Training at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal 12th -19th February 2007.

  • International Symposium on Advances in Neuroscience and Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 22nd -25th November 2007.

  • National Seminar on “Nanotechnology and its Applications” Jiwaji University, Gwalior. 30th March 2008.

  • International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience and 26th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Cochin University, Cochin  12th-14th Dec. 2008.

  • National Conference on Herbal Medicine, held at Bharthiyar University, Coimbatore during 8-9th Sept 2010.

  • The 5th Congress of FAONS and 28th Annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) held at IITR, Lucknow during 25th -28th Nov 2010.

  • FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior during 30th Nov -1st Dec 2010.

  • 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University, Chennai during 3rd -7th Jan   2011.

  • 26th M.P. Young Scientist Congress to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur during February 28 - March 01, 2011.

Poster/ Papers Presented in Conferences, etc.

By M. Sc. Students

  1. Ranjan Kumar. Gap Junctions in Brain: Functions in Health and Disease (Oral Presentation). 5th IBRO-ISN School at National University of Singapore (20th -30th June 2006)

  2. Jitendra K. Sinha. Age Changes in Human Abducens Nerve: A morphometric study. (Poster). 6th IBRO Associate School, Tehran, Iran (2nd – 21st September 2006)

  3. Ranjan Kumar. Histochemical and Immunohistochemical Study of Cerebral Cortex in Developing Fetal Brain (Oral Presentation). 4th FAONS Congress at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. (2nd -4th December, 2006)

  4. Jitendra K. Sinha. Age Changes in Adult Human Abducens Nerve (Poster). III International NBRC Conference, NBRC, Manesar, India (December, 2006)

  5. Jitendra K. Sinha.  A morphometric study of human 6th cranial nerve (Oral Presentation) 1st UAE-IBRO Neuroscience School, Al Ain, UAE (24th -31st January 2007)

  6. Kamendra Kumar. Effect of Postnatal Exposure to Deltamethrin (DLT) on Spontaneous Motor Activity and Motor Coordination in Rat (Poster). National Symposium on Glial Neurobiology held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior. (23rd  October 2007)

  7. Shashank Tiwari. FK506 Helps Motor Co-ordination Recovery Following Sciatic Nerve Transection in the Young but not in Senile Rat (Poster). International Symposium on Advances in Neurosciences and Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. (22nd -25th November, 2007).

  8. Kamendra Kumar. Effect of post-natal exposure to Deltamethrin on Locomotor Activity and Motor Coordination in Rats (Poster). International Symposium on Advances in Neurosciences and Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. (22nd-25th November, 2007)

  9. Arpita Sharma. Minocycline Influences Poly I:C induced Neuroinflammation and associated Adult Neurogenesis in rat brain (Poster). International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience and 26th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Cochin University, Cochin (12th-14th Dec. 2008)

  10. Aarti Nagayach. Existence of Iba1 expressing cells in Dorsal Root Ganglion (Poster). International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience and 26th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Cochin University, Cochin (12th-14th Dec. 2008)

  1. Rakesh Kumar Banote. Anti-inflammatory effect of Polyherbal Formula (Brahmi Ghrita) in Hippocampus and cerebral cortex following ICV (Intracerebroventricular) infusion of Poly I:C (Oral). National Conference on Herbal Medicine, held at Bharthiyar University, Coimbatore during 8-9th Sept 2010.

  2. Kanishka Sharma, Mayank Gautam, Rashmi Rajput. Spirulina platensis modulates pain sentivity and improves motor function in collagen induced arthritis via restriction of glial activation and neuronal degeneration (Poster). 5th Congress of FAONS and 28th Annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) held at IITR, Lucknow (25th -28th Nov 2010)

  3. Kanishka Sharma, Mayank Gautam and Rashmi Rajput. Modulation of glial activation by spirulina platensis decreased pain sensitivity and restored functional motor recovery in arthritic rats (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010)

  4. Kalyani Kumari and Shashank Tiwari. Differential response of glial cells and regenerative strategies following facial nerve crush injury in young and aged rats (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010)

  5.  Shilpi Singh. Sciatic nerve injury triggers proliferation of ependymal cells in the spinal cord (L4-L5) of Wistar rat (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010)

  6.  Shiksha Saran and Harshita Katre. KA induced glial activation and neurodegeneration in hippocampus and cervical spinal cord of rats (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010)

  7.  Keerti Bhatnagar and Udaybhan Singh Yadav. Glial activation and associated neurodegenerative changes in neonatal rats following sciatic nerve injury (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010)

  By Research Scholars

  1. Kapil Saxena, Studies on the Influence of FK506 on Microglial Proliferation and activation in the spinal cord following sciatic nerve injury (Poster). XXII Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences at Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad (6th – 8th May 2004)

  2. Kapil Saxena, FK506 Suppresses Microglial Activation in the Spinal Cord following Sciatic Nerve Injury (Poster). Annual conference of Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI), Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, (8th - 9th January 2007)

  3. Meghna Shrivastava, Impact of Altered S-100 Protein Expression on Purkinje Neuron Dendritogenesis and Spontaneous Motor Activity in Rat Pups Exposed to Deltamethrin (Poster). International Symposium on Advances in Neuroscience and Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (22nd -25th November 2007).

  4. Meghna Shrivastava, Age Related Changes in Pain Sensitivity Differ in Male and Female Rats (Poster). International Update on Basic and Clinical Neuroscience Advances and 24th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at ITRC, Lucknow (17th-20th Dec. 2006).

  5. Kapil Saxena, FK506 protects neurons following peripheral nerve injury via immunosuppression (Oral Presentation). International Update on Basic and Clinical Neuroscience Advances and 24th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at ITRC, Lucknow (17th-20th Dec. 2006).

  6. Meghna Shrivastava, Influence of deltamethrin on the proliferation and migration of granule cells in the developing rat (Poster). International symposium on “Molecular Aspects of Brain Aging and Neurological Disorders” and annual meeting of Society for Neurochemistry at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (28th- 29th Nov. 2008).

  7. Meghna Shrivastava, Deltamethrin exposure associated histogenesis of the developing cerebellar cortex leads to impaired motor activity (Poster). International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience and 26th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Cochin University, Cochin (12th-14th Dec. 2008).

  8. Amit, Minocycline Influences Poly I:C induced Neuroinflammation and associated Adult Neurogenesis in rat brain (Poster). International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience and 26th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at Cochin University, Cochin (12th-14th Dec. 2008).

  9. Amit, Minocycline attenuates Poly I:C induced neuroinflammation and motor deficits in a rat model of viral encephalitis (Poster). International Conference on Recent Advances in Neuroscience and 27th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience, Jaipur (18th -20th Dec 2009).

  10. Arpita Sharma, Lipopolysaccharide induced Neuroinflammation causes motor deficits in conjunction with astrocytic apoptosis in rat brain (Poster). International Conference on Recent Advances in Neuroscience and 27th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience at NIMS University, Jaipur (18th -20th Dec 2009).

  11.  Kamendra Kumar, Influence of maternal exposure to Deltamethrin during gestation on postnatal cerebellar development and function. (Poster) International Conference on Recent Advances in Neuroscience and 27th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience, at NIMS University, Jaipur (18th -20th Dec 2009).

  12.  Surya Tripathi, Astroglial and Microglial alterations in infections of Central nervous system with special reference to tuberculous meningitis with and without HIV infection.  (Poster) International Conference on Recent Advances in Neuroscience and 27th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neuroscience, at NIMS University, Jaipur (18th - 20th Dec 2009).

  1. Amit Awasthi. Minocycline promotes neuronal differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells via IFN-gamma mediated microglial activation (Oral). 5th Congress of FAONS and 28th Annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) held at IITR, Lucknow (25th -28th Nov 2010).

  2. Arpita Sharma, Nisha Patro, IK Patro. Influence of Minocycline on neurodegenerative changes and motor behavior following lipopolysaccharide induced neuroinflammation in rat brain (Poster). 5th Congress of FAONS and 28th Annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) held at IITR, Lucknow (25th -28th Nov 2010).

  3. Surya Tripathi, Nisha Patro, Anita Mahadevan, S.K. Shankar and Ishan Patro. Microglial response in Tuberculous meningitis with and without HIV in human brain (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010).

  4. Amit, Nisha Patro and IK Patro. Regional variation of microglial activation and caspase mediated apoptosis of astrocytes in hippocampus (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010).

  5. Arpita Sharma, Nisha Patro, IK Patro. Influence of minocycline on periodic inflammatory changes in the hippocampus of rat brain following LPS induced neuroinflammation (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010).

  6.  Shashank Tiwari, Nisha Patro and IK Patro. Immunosuppressant FK506 helps functional motor recovery of sciatic nerve injured rats (Poster). FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010).

  7.  Kamendra Kumar, Nisha Patro, IK Patro. Maternal exposure to deltamethrin during pregnancy influence glial activity and cell migration in developing cerebellum leading to motor deficits in the offspring. FAONS Satellite Symposium on Glial cells in Health and Diseases held at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (30th Nov -1st Dec 2010).

  8. Arpita Sharma, Nisha Patro and Ishan Patro. Minocycline: variability in its mode of action on cellular damage in the hippocampus (Poster). 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University, Chennai (3rd -7th Jan   2011).     

  9. Kamendra Kumar, Nisha Patro and Ishan Patro. Prenatal developmental neurotoxicity of deltamethrin: A behavioral and Immunohistochemical study (Poster). 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University, Chennai (3rd -7th Jan   2011).

  10. Aarti Nagayach. Microglia type cells exist in dorsal root ganglia and upregulate Iba1 when activated following sciatic nerve injury: A novel finding (Oral). 26th M.P. Young Scientist Congress to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (Feb 28th - March 01st, 2011).

  11. Arpita Sharma. Influence of Minocycline on LPS-induced neuroinflammation in rat hippocampus (oral presentation). Conference on Biodiversity characterisation environmental impact, School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.) during Sept 2011.

  1. Aarti Nagayach. Role of glial activation in cognitive and behavioral impairment in diabetic rat (Poster). XXX Annual conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences and International symposium on Translational Neuroscience: Unravelling mysteries of brain in health and disease at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during 27th -30th October, 2012.

Research publications of M.Sc. Students based on their Project Work

Gaur P, Thakur, BK Sharma PK, Oka T and Thakur MK (2005) Expression of perchloric acid soluble 14kDa protein in mouse brain. Annals of Neurosciences, volume 12, 12-15.

Vimal, S., Sissodia, S.S., Meena, P., Barber, S., Shukla, S., Saxena, A., Patro, Nisha, Patro, I.K. and Bhatnagar, M. (2005) Antioxidant effects of Asparagus racemosus wild and Withania sominifera Dunel in rat brain. Annals of Neuroscience, 12: 67-70.

Kumari A, Sen Sreetama and Kumar Mohana, KP (2007) Atropine, a muscarinic cholinergic receptor antagonist increases serotonin, but not dopamine levels in discrete brain regions of mice. Neuroscience Letters, 423(2):100-3.

Patro I, Saxena K, Tiwari S and Patro N (2008) FK506 helps motor Co-ordination recovery following sciatic nerve transection in the young but not in senile rats. International Journal of Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration. 4(2):145-150.

Shrivastava, Meghna, Patro, Nisha, Kumar, K and Patro, I.K (2009) Changes in pain sensitivity with age, differ in male and female Wistar rats, Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India, Sect. B, 79(III): 235-239.

Patro, Nisha, Nagayach, Aarti and Patro, I.K. (2010) Iba1 expressing microglia in the dorsal root ganglia become activated following peripheral nerve injury in rats. Indian J. Exptl. Biol., 48: 110-116.

Patro, Nisha, Sharma, Arpita, Karaiya, Keerti, Patro, I.K. (2011) Spirulina Platensis protects neurons via suppression of glial activation and peripheral sensitization leading to restoration of motor function in collagen-induced arthritic rats. Indian J. Exptl. Biol., 49: 739-748.

Patro, Nisha, Singh, Kavita and Patro, I. Differential microglial and astrocytic response to bacterial and viral infection in the developing hippocampus of neonatal rats. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 51(8): 606-614. (Impact Factor- 1.295)

List of Students Selected in Biotech Industrial Ttraining Programme (BITP)

Mr. Rakesh Bhaskar Mr. Varun Pandey Ms. Anjana Sharma Mr. Deepak Kumar Pal
Ms. Harshita Katre Mr. Rakesh Banote Ms. Shilpi Singh Ms. Shiksha Saran
Ms. Surya Prakash Pandey Mr. Mayank Gautam Mr. Kanishka Sahrma Ms. Rashmi Rajput
Ms. Rashmi Sharma Mr. Yashaswee Mishra Mr. Amitesh Kishore Mr. Jitendra K. Sinha

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