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Krishnan Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

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Professional Background

Dr. Padmanabhan received his BS in Biology and History and his MS in Physiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and was the Francis Crick-Irwin Jacobs Junior Fellow at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies before arriving at the University of Rochester.

Research

Dr. Padmanabhan's research aims to understand principles of neuronal function in the mammalian brain using experimental and computational methods with a focus on uncovering the biological bases of psychiatric disorders. Work in the Padmanabhan lab uses multi-electrode electrophysiology, induced-Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) technology, imaging, and theoretical models to address three outstanding questions in neuroscience.

1) How does the brain represents features of the world via patterns of neuronal activity?
2) How does memory and experience shape the process of sensory perception?
3) How are these functions disrupted in neurological and psychiatric disorders?

Publications

Journal Articles

7/2022
Villanueva DM, Taunk P, Krishnan P, Figueroa N. "Emerging Multiorgan Klebsiella pneumoniae Invasive Syndrome Leading to Septic Shock: A Case Report and Review of the Literature." Cure?us.. 2022 Jul; 14(7):e26647. Epub 2022 Jul 07.

3/22/2022
Chen Z, Padmanabhan K. "Top-down feedback enables flexible coding strategies in the olfactory cortex." Cell reports.. 2022 Mar 22; 38(12):110545.

3/4/2022
Chockanthan U, Padmanabhan K. "From synapses to circuits and back: bridging levels of understanding in animal models of Alzheimer disease." The European journal of neuroscience.. 2022 Mar 4; Epub 2022 Mar 04.

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