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Mohit Prasad

PhD:
Biology (Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2005)
Area of Interest:
Cell and Developmental Biology
Email ID:
mohitprasad
Research Interest:

Understanding the molecular and cellular dynamics of directed cell migration using the Drosophila model system.

Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. , Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India, 2005
  • M.Sc  (Biotechnology) , Dept of Biotechnology, Poona University, Pune, 1998
  • Positions:
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher- Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. May 2005 – Dec2009.
  • Assistant Professor- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata. Dec 2009- current.
  • Awards and Honors:
  • Awarded Ramalingaswami Fellowship of the Department of Biotechnology for the year 2009-2010.
  • Best poster award at the 10th FAOBMB conference 2003, at Bangalore, India.
  • Research work selected for platform presentation at the “17th European Drosophila Research conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2001.
  • List of Publications:
  • Prasad, M., Jang, A. C., Starz-Gaiano, M., Melani, M. & Montell, D.J. (2007). A protocol for culturing Drosophila melanogaster stage 9 egg chambers for live imaging. Nat. Protoc. 2(10), 2467-73

  • Prasad, M. & D. Montell. (2007) Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Border cell migration Analyzed using time-lapse live-cell imaging. Dev Cell. 12, 997–1005.

  • Prasad, M.*, Makhijani, K., M.B. Madhavi,  Bharathi, V., Lal, A., Sirdesai, G., Ram Reddy, V.,  Palaparthi, R., Kannan, R.,  Dhawan, J., & Shashidhara, L.S.*. (2006). Modulation of AP and DV signaling pathways by the homeotic gene Ultrabithorax during haltere development in Drosophila. Dev Biol. 291(2):356-67.

  • Berger, C., Pallavi, S.K., Prasad, M., Shashidhara, L. S. & Technau, G.M. (2005). Cyclin E Acts under the Control of Hox-Genes as a Cell Fate Determinant in the Developing Central Nervous System. Cell Cycle. 4,4-5.

  • Berger, C., Pallavi, S.K., Prasad, M., Shashidhara, L. S. & Technau, G.M. (2005). A direct role for Cyclin E in cell fate determination in the central nervous system of Drosophila. Nat. Cell Biol. 7(1), 56-62.

  • Prasad, M., Bajpai, R. & Shashidhara, L.S. (2003) Regulation of Wingless and Vestigial expression in wing and haltere discs of Drosophila. Development, 130, 1537-1547.