Dr Souvik Naskar, B. Tech. (Biotech.); MSc. (Mol. Bio.); MSc. (Biomedical); PhD (Biomedical)  - Imperial College London (ICL), UK - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Low Lab, Wellcome Trust Funded)

Dr Souvik Naskar

B. Tech. (Biotech.); MSc. (Mol. Bio.); MSc. (Biomedical); PhD (Biomedical)

Imperial College London (ICL), UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Low Lab, Wellcome Trust Funded)

London | United Kingdom

Main Specialties: Chemistry, Infectious Disease, Neurology

Additional Specialties: Cryo-EM, Membrane biology, Membrane protein purification, Nanodiscs and SMALPs, Protein chemistry, Molecular cloning, Confocal and light microscopy

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Dr Souvik Naskar, B. Tech. (Biotech.); MSc. (Mol. Bio.); MSc. (Biomedical); PhD (Biomedical)  - Imperial College London (ICL), UK - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Low Lab, Wellcome Trust Funded)

Dr Souvik Naskar

B. Tech. (Biotech.); MSc. (Mol. Bio.); MSc. (Biomedical); PhD (Biomedical)

Education

Sep 2019
University of Warwick
PhD in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBR) [MRC-DTP funded)
Sep 2016
University of Warwick
MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBR) [MRC-DTP funded)
Distinction
Sep 2007
University of Sussex
MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology (GMMCB)
Jul 2005
West Bengal University of Technology
B. Tech. in Biotechnology

Experience

Dec 2019
Dec 2019 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London
Wellcome Trust Funded project
Aug 2009
Feb 2009 - Aug 2015: Research Technician (FT); Visiting Scientist (PT)
Sussex Neuroscience; University of Sussex
MRC and BBSRC Funded projects

Publications

9Publications

62Reads

136Profile Views

34PubMed Central Citations

A CREB2-targeting microRNA is required for long-term memory after single-trial learning.

Sci Rep 2018 03 2;8(1):3950. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22278-wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5834643PMC
March 2018
5 Reads
5.080 Impact Factor

A novel long non-coding natural antisense RNA is a negative regulator of Nos1 gene expression.

Sci Rep 2015 Jul 8;5:11815. Epub 2015 Jul 8.

Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Science, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep11815DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4495418PMC
July 2015
9 Reads
3 Citations
5.080 Impact Factor

Reversal of age-related learning deficiency by the vertebrate PACAP and IGF-1 in a novel invertebrate model of aging: the pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis).

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Nov 20;69(11):1331-8. Epub 2014 May 20.

Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glu068DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4197904PMC
November 2014
7 Reads
4 Citations
5.420 Impact Factor

Interneuronal Mechanism for Tinbergen's Hierarchical Model of Behavioral Choice.

Curr Biol 2014 Aug 20. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

Current Biology

Recent studies of behavioral choice support the notion that the decision to carry out one behavior rather than another depends on the reconfiguration of shared interneuronal networks [1]. We investigated another decision-making strategy, derived from the classical ethological literature [2, 3], which proposes that behavioral choice depends on competition between autonomous networks. According to this model, behavioral choice depends on inhibitory interactions between incompatible hierarchically organized behaviors. We provide evidence for this by investigating the interneuronal mechanisms mediating behavioral choice between two autonomous circuits that underlie whole-body withdrawal [4, 5] and feeding [6] in the pond snail Lymnaea. Whole-body withdrawal is a defensive reflex that is initiated by tactile contact with predators. As predicted by the hierarchical model, tactile stimuli that evoke whole-body withdrawal responses also inhibit ongoing feeding in the presence of feeding stimuli. By recording neurons from the feeding and withdrawal networks, we found no direct synaptic connections between the interneuronal and motoneuronal elements that generate the two behaviors. Instead, we discovered that behavioral choice depends on the interaction between two unique types of interneurons with asymmetrical synaptic connectivity that allows withdrawal to override feeding. One type of interneuron, the Pleuro-Buccal (PlB), is an extrinsic modulatory neuron of the feeding network that completely inhibits feeding when excited by touch-induced monosynaptic input from the second type of interneuron, Pedal-Dorsal12 (PeD12). PeD12 plays a critical role in behavioral choice by providing a synaptic pathway joining the two behavioral networks that underlies the competitive dominance of whole-body withdrawal over feeding. Affiliation Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK. Electronic address: i.kemenes@sussex.ac.uk.

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August 2014
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pT305-CaMKII stabilizes a learning-induced increase in AMPA receptors for ongoing memory consolidation after classical conditioning.

Nat Commun 2014 May 30;5:3967. Epub 2014 May 30.

Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4967DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4048835PMC
May 2014
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6 Citations
10.742 Impact Factor

Delayed intrinsic activation of an NMDA-independent CaM-kinase II in a critical time window is necessary for late consolidation of an associative memory.

J Neurosci 2010 Jan;30(1):56-63

Sussex Centre for Neuroscience, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2577-09.2010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6632524PMC
January 2010
6 Reads
9 Citations
6.344 Impact Factor