Mohit Prasad

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

Understanding the role of intercellular communication in metazoan morphogenesis employing the model of Drosophila oogenesis.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Developmental Biology), CCMB (JNU), 2005


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (2005 - 2009)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Ramalingaswami Fellowship from Dept of Biotechnology (2010)

Selected Publications:

  1. Bar, Sudipta; Prasad, Mohit and Datta, Rupak. 2018."Neuromuscular degeneration and locomotor deficit in a Drosophila model of mucopolysaccharidosis VII is attenuated by treatment with resveratrol.." Disease Models and Mechanisms, 11, 1-11
  2. Sharma, Aditi; Halder, Sudipta; Felix, Martina; Nisaa, Khairun; Deshpande, Girish and Prasad, Mohit. 2018."Insulin signaling modulates border cell movement in Drosophila oogenesis.." Development, 145, 1-8
  3. Sahu, Aresh; Ghosh, Ritabrata; Deshpande, Girish and Prasad, Mohit. 2017."A Gap Junction Protein, Inx2, Modulates Calcium Flux to Specify Border Cell Fate during Drosophila oogenesis.." PLOS GENETICS, 13, 1006542
  4. Cai, D; Dai, W; Prasad, Mohit; Luo, J; Gov, N S and Montell, D J. 2016."Modeling and analysis of collective cell migration in an in vivo three-dimensional environment.." PNAS, 113, E2134
  5. Felix, Martina; Chayengia, Mrinal; Ghosh, Ritabrata; Sharma, Aditi and Prasad, Mohit. 2015."dPak3 regulates apical-basal polarity in migrating border cells during Drosophila oogenesis. ." Development, 142, 3692

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