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There are currently four NCBS-inStem postdoctoral fellows:


Anchal Chandra

Research interests: Modulation of physiological and oncogenic Ras protein by plasma membrane clustering

Current: NCBS/ inStem-Cambridge fellow (2015-present)
Postdoctoral Researcher: Stanford Bioengineering and Carnegie Institute for Science, CA, USA (2012-2015)
PhD: Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Germany (2007-2011)

Selected Awards/Fellowships:
NCBS/ inStem-Cambridge fellow (2015-2019)
DST Inspire faculty award (2015-2020)
Wellcome-DBT Early career award (2016-2021)

NCBS, Bangalore, India - Professor Satyajit Mayor
MRC, Cancer unit, Cambridge, UK - Professor Ashok Venkitaraman


Kristen Crandell

Research Interests: My research interests involve exploring the ecological and evolutionary consequences of mechanical constraints. The application of engineering principles to animal locomotion yields accurate and testable assessments of the physical limits of an organism, which provides limits and pressures in evolutionary ecology. I am currently exploring the biomechanics of insect transitions – how do insects take off and initiate flight? How do they decelerate and land in a controlled way?

Current: NCBS/inStem-Cambridge fellow (2015-current)
PhD: University of Montana, USA (2009-2015)

Select Awards/Fellowships:
Non-stipendiary Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge (2016-current)
NCBS-inSTEM-Cambridge Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-current)
Journal of Experimental Biology Fellowship (2014)
NASA Montana Space Grant Consortium Fellowship (2010-2012)

Twitter: @kriscrandell


Vishnu Janardan

Research interests: Understanding the flux of inositol into phosphoinositides and role of phosphoinositides in regulating cell size

Current: Postdoctoral fellow (2015-present)
PhD: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2009-2015)

Select Awards/Fellowships:
NCBS/ inStem-Cambridge fellowship (2015-2019)

Laboratory of Dr. Raghu Padinjat, NCBS, Bangalore, India
Laboratory of Dr. Phill Hawkins, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK


Anna V. Protasio

Research interests: Role of non-coding RNAs as mediators of communication between and within organisms. 

Current: NCBS/ inStem-Cambridge fellow (May 2016-present)
Postdoctoral Researcher: Parasite Genomics group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK (June 2012-April 2016)
PhD: Parasite Genomics group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK (October 2007 – March 2012)

Selected Awards/Fellowships:
NCBS/ inStem-Cambridge fellow (2016-2020)

Palakodeti lab, NCBS, Bangalore, India
Miska Lab, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK