Kashmiri man awarded INSA Young Scientist Award

A Kashmiri born scientist has been awarded the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Award-2019 for his work on brain cells.

34-year-old Dr Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, working at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA, has been made part of this year’s INSA Young Scientist Award.

Pertinently, the award is given in recognition of notable contributions to any branch of science or technology, recognized by the Academy, on the basis of work carried out in India.

Dr Khanday carried out his research at JNU.

The research, as per INSA, “has advanced our knowledge in delineating the neurophysiological and neurochemical regulation of rapid eye movement sleep”.

Dr Khanday is currently working to understand the brain circuits affected during coma using modern chemo genetics and optogenetics approaches. He is working with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a neurology research fellow.