Clock Club

Chronobiology and Behavioural Neurogenetics Laboratory

Our research group is bound by a common theme, namely the study of daily rhythms governed by circadian clocks. At one level, our interests lie in understanding how evolutionary forces can alter clock properties, while at another, we are fascinated by how the nervous system modulates these rhythms. We use behavioural, genetic, and molecular approaches to examine several questions related to rhythms in flies, mainly Drosophila melanogaster, while also engaging in a comparative study of other closely related locally caught species.


To join us via the PhD or Master’s program click here. Undergraduate and Master's students can work with us through various fellowship programs such as JNCASR's (SRFP) and Project Oriented Biology Education (POBE), Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Fellowships (SRF) programmes. We also reach out to colleges and University Biology departments through talks and symposia to disseminate our results to aspiring scientists and the public in general. Since January 2018 we have been conducting InSearch - Inspiring reSearch - a one-day Symposium on a wide range of topics in Biology, with the goal of attracting young students towards a future in research.


Antique Books

We are looking for new graduate students

March 10, 2021

Excited about circadian clocks and eager to examine both ultimate and proximate questions regarding them? Click

Email for more information regarding specific projects.

Manuscript accepted:

Ghosh et al., JBR

January 23, 2021

"Evidence for Co-Evolution of Masking With Circadian Phase in Drosophila melanogaster" in Journal of Biological Rhythms - link here


ICC 2021 awrads to students

February 25, 2020

Mr. Chitrang Dani won a trainee talk award, and Ms. Aishwriya Iyengar and Ms. Pragya Sharma won poster awards at ICC 2021.

SRBR awards to grad students

May 29, 2020

Aishwarya and Arijit awarded the Global Diversity Fellowship from Society for Research on Biological Rhythms Award Committee. Arijit also received the SRBR Merit Award 2020.


Contact us

Neuroscience Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560064, India