Associate Professor-Biological Science
Affiliated Department or Office
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
BS Chennai University, India 1993
MS Goa University 1995
PhD University of Tuebingen and Max Planck Institute, Germany 2003
Expert Bio

Professor Srinivasan's research at WPI is highly inter-disciplinary and encompasses areas such as neurobiology, molecular genetics and chemical biology. His lab is currently focusing on interpreting olfactory dysfunction in neurological disorders, we aim to understand how olfaction is coded in the brain using the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. More specifically, they seek to understand how neurons interpret social signals, both individually and as members of circuits, producing specific behaviors in C. elegans.

Media Coverage

The Chemistry of Fear

Natural History

Natural History magazine published an article, "The Chemistry of Fear," which featured work by Jagan Srinivasan, associate professor of biology and biotechnology, on how animals utilize signaling in their “fight or flight” response to predators.

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