Sukant Khurana

Assistant Professor (on Contract)
Dept: Biological Sciences
E-mail: sukant.khurana [at]
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Research Interest:
  • Neuroscience
  • Drug discovery
  • Biotechnology
  • Study of complex biological and non-biological systems.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D.  Neuroscience. The University of Texas at Austin , Tx, USA (2003-2009)
  2. M.Sc. Molecular Biology. The National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, India (2000-2003)
  3. B.Sc. (Hons. Microbiology). University of Delhi, Delhi, India (1997-2000)

  1. Assistant Professor (on contract) at IISER-Kolkata (2014 - )
  2. Postdoc at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA (2011 - 2014)
  3. Postdoc at The University of Texas at Austin, Tx, USA (2009 - 2010)

Selected Publications:
  1. Khurana S, Abu Baker MB, Siddiqi O. Odour avoidance learning in the larva of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Biosciences. 2009; 34:621-31.
  2. Khurana S*, Remme MW*, Rinzel J, Golding NL. Dynamic interaction of Ih and IK-LVA during trains of synaptic potentials in principal neurons of the medial superior olive. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011; 31: 8936-47.
  3. Khurana S, Liu Z, Lewis AS, Rosa K et al. An essential role for modulation of hyperpolarization-activated current in the development of binaural temporal precision. Journal of Neuroscience. 2012; 32: 2814-23.
  4. Khurana S*, Li WK*, Atkinson NS. Image enhancement for tracking the translucent larvae of Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 2010;5:e15259. (Corresponding author)