Mohit Prasad

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
E-mail: mohitprasad [at]
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Research Interest:

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

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. , Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India, 2005
  2. M.Sc  (Biotechnology) , Dept of Biotechnology, Poona University, Pune, 1998

  1. Post-Doctoral Researcher- Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. May 2005 - Dec2009.
  2. Assistant Professor- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata. Dec 2009- current.

Awards and Honors:
  1. Awarded Ramalingaswami Fellowship of the Department of Biotechnology for the year 2009-2010.
  2. Best poster award at the 10th FAOBMB conference 2003, at Bangalore, India.
  3. Research work selected for platform presentation at the "17th European Drosophila Research conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2001.

Selected Publications:
  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.