Visiting Scientists

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Brajesh Kumar Jain
Formerly Bhabha Atomic Research Centre


  • Ph. D. (Physics), University of Surrey, England


  • Head, Nuclear Physics Division, BARC, till 2001


  • Nuclear Physics beyond Neutrons and Protons
  • Interaction of neutron rich radioactive nuclei with neutrons near threshold

Selected Publications:

  1. Interaction of eta mesons with nuclei, N. G. Kelkar, K. P. Khemchandani, N. J. Upadhyay and B. K. Jain, Reports in Progress in Physics, 76, 066301 (2013) (review article).
  2. Delta Excitation in Proton-Proton and Proton-Nucleus Collisions, B.K.Jain and A.B.Santra, Phys. Rep., 230 (1993) 1. (review article).
  3. Reaction on Nuclei, B.K.Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, (1983) 815


  1. Hari Om Trust Gold Medal 1988-89 for best nuclear physics research in the country during 1984-88.
  2. National Lecturer for Nuclear Physics, SERC in DST, 1991.
  3. President, Indian Physics Association, 2002-2003.
  4. Ramanna Fellow, Dept. of Science & Technology, India.
  5. Chairman, Institute of Physics, U.K., Mumbai Branch, 2013.
  6. Editor, Modern Physics Letters-A, 1988- World Scientific Publications.
  7. Fellow, Institute of Physics, U.K
Bhaskar Saha
Visiting Scientist-II


  • B. Sc. (1997): Presidency College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal.

  • M. Sc. (1999): M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.

  • Ph. D. (2006): Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow: (2007-2010): Institut de la Vision, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: (2010-2013): Laboratoire de Neurosciences Experimentales et Clinique, INSERM  U1084, Poitiers, France.
  • Current position(since January 2014): Visiting Scientist II, Centre for Excellence in Basic Science, Mumbai, India.


  • Development of mammalian nervous system, Adult neurogenesis, and Stem cell-mediated (endogenous and exogenous) repair of neurodegenerative diseases.

Selected Publications:

  1. Saha B., Peron S., Jaber M. and Gaillard A. (2013). Cortical lesion stimulates adult SVZ neural progenitor cells proliferation and migration to the site of cortical injury. Stem Cell Res., 11(3); 965-977.

  2. Huilgol D., Udin S., Fukuchi-Shimogori T., Saha B., Roy A., Ohshima T., Hevner R., Zhao Y. and Tole S. (2013). Dual origins of the mammalian accessory olfactory bulb revealed by a novel long distance migratory stream. Nat. Neurosci., 16(2); 157-165.

  3. Saha B, Ypsilanti A.R., Boutin C., Cremer H. and Chédotal A. (2012). Plexin-B2 regulates the proliferation and migration of neuroblasts in the postnatal and adult subventricular zone.  J. Neurosci., 32(47); 16892-16905.

  4. Saha B. (2012). Significance of the dynamic expression of pax6 and dlx2 in the postnatal periventricular zone cells.Front. Cell. Neurosci. 6:20

  5. Saha B., Padmanabhan H., Huilgol D. and  Tole S.  (2007). Dual role for LIM-Homeodomain gene Lhx2 in the formation of the Lateral Olfactory Tract. J. Neurosci., 27(9); 2290-2297.

  6. Remedios R., Huilgol D., Saha B., Hari P., Bhatnagar L., Kowalczyk T., Hevner R.F., Suda Y., Aizawa S., Ohshima T., Stoykova A. and Tole S. (2007). A stream of cells migrating from the caudal telencephalon reveals a link between the amygdala and neocortex. Nat. Neurosci., 10(9); 1141-1150.


Subhojit Sen
Ramalingaswami Fellow
Subhojit Sen


  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.  (2001)
  • Master of Science, Microbiology, M.S. University of Baroda, India. (1996)
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Vivekanand Education Society, Mumbai, India. (1994)


  • UGC Ramalingaswami Fellow, DBT funded 5yr programme for independent research (current).
  • Research Fellow, Laboratory of Tumor Biology, Dr. Stephen Baylin, Johns Hopkins Med. Inst., Baltimore, USA (2013)
  • Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology, Dr. Carl Wu, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA (2007)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. B.J. Rao, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (2002)


  • EPIGENETICS of Behaviour and Diseases

Selected Publications:

  • Oxidative damage targets complexes containing DNA methyltransferases, SIRT1, and polycomb members to promoter CpG Islands. Cancer Cell, May 2011
  • ATP-driven exchange of histone H2AZ variant catalyzed by SWR1 chromatin remodeling complex. Science, January 2004
  • Aberrant silencing of cancer-related genes by CpG hypermethylation occurs independently of their spatial organization in the nucleus. Cancer Research, October 2010
  • Chz1, a nuclear chaperone for histone H2AZ. Molecular Cell, February 2007
  • Swc2 is a widely conserved H2AZ-binding module essential for ATP-dependent histone exchange. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, December 2005
  • NA dynamics in RecA-DNA filaments: ATP hydrolysis-related flexibility in DNA. Biochemistry, October 2003
  • RecA-promoted sliding of base pairs within DNA repeats: quantitative analysis by a slippage assay. Biochemical Biophysics Res. Comm., August 2002
  • Local repeat sequence organization of an intergenic spacer in the chloroplast genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii leads to DNA expansion and sequence scrambling: a complex mode of "copy-choice replication"? Journal of Biosciences, December 2001
  • Real time fluorescence analysis of the RecA filament: implications of base pair fluidity in repeat realignment. FEBS Letters, March 2001
  • RecA realigns sub-optimally paired frames of DNA-repeats through a process that requires ATP hydrolysis. Biochemistry, August 2000
  • ATP-hydrolysis dependent conformational switch modulates the stability of MutS-mismatch complexes. Nucleic Acids Research, February 2000

Details about Laboratory of Epigenetics of Behaviour and Diseases at CBS.

Tripti Bameta
DST Inspire Faculty
Tripti Bameta |


  • B.Sc.  Physics (Honours), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (2002).
  • M.Sc. Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2004).
  • Ph.D.  Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty - UM-DAE Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), (Oct, 2013 – ).
  • Assistant Professor:  Physics, K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai. (July, 2013 – Sep, 2013).
  • Postdoctoral Fellow:  Physics Department, IIT Bombay, India. (June, 2010 – June, 2013).
  • Research Associate: Physics Department, IIT Bombay, India. (Jan, 2010 – June, 2010).


  • Stochastic processes, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, and Biophysics:
    1. Stochastic gene expression.
    2. Molecular motors.
    3. Collective cell migration.

Selected Publications:

  • Tripti Bameta, Ranjith Padinhateeri and Mandar M Inamdar, “Force generation and step-size fluctuations in a dynein motor”, J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P02030.
  • Tripti Bameta, Dipjyoti Das, Sumantra Sarkar, Dibyendu Das, and Mandar Inamdar, “Broad-tailed force distributions and velocity ordering in a heterogeneous membrane model for collective cell migration”, Europhys. Lett. 99, 18004 (2012).
  • Tripti Tripathi, Gunter M. Schutz and D. Chowdhury , “RNA polymerase motors: dwell time distribution, velocity and dynamical phases”, J. Stat. Mech. (2009) P08018.
  • Tripti Tripathi and D. Chowdhury, “Transcriptional bursts: a unified model of machines and mechanisms”, Europhys. Lett. 84, 68004 (2008).
  • D. Chowdhury, A. Garai, P. Greulich, K. Nishinari, A. Schadschneider, Tripti Tripathi and J.S. Wang , “From CA to gene expression: machines and mechanisms” Proc. of the 8th international conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry (ACRI 2008), Yokohama, Japan, eds. H. Umeo, S. Morishita, K. Nishinari, T. Komatsuzaki and S. Bandini, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 5191), 1 (Springer, 2008).
  • D. Chowdhury, A. Basu, A. Garai, P. Greulich, K. Nishinari, A. Schadschneider and Tripti Tripathi, “Intra-cellular traffic: bio-molecular motors on filamentary tracks”, Euro. phys. J. B 64, 593 (Springer, 2008).
  • Tripti Tripathi and D. Chowdhury, “Interacting RNA polymerase motors on DNA track: effects of traffic Congestion and intrinsic noise on RNA synthesis”, Phys. Rev. E 77, 011921 (2008). 

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