The calcium imaging of human neurons - won the first prize in BIOSPARKS 2016, held at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dysfunction in calcium homeostasis due to any kind of toxin insults in the brain can severely affect the neuronal firing, synaptogenesis, and plasticity leading impaired cognition and neurodegeneration.

R. Ayana presented one of her unpublished artwork titled, “Calcium ion imaging of HESC- derived neurons” in the Visual Sparks competition held during the 14th annual scientific event BioSparks 2016 on March 18 -19, 2016 at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The presentation was highly appreciated and won the first prize. Under the guidance of her supervisors, Dr.Shailja Singh (Adjunct Professor) and Dr.Soumya Pati (Adjunct Professor), Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences (SoNS), R. Ayana is working to understand the effect of neurotoxins on brain milieu through standardized tool for imaging Ca2+ ions in human embryonic stem cell-derived neurons.