Research in our lab is focussed on understanding the molecules that regulate synaptic function. We are especially interested in understanding how Cell Adhesion Molecules are required in this process. We are also getting interested in the role of neuropeptides in circuit-based functions.

We use C. elegans as the model system to study aspects of synaptic function. Experiments in our lab include C. elegans behavioral assays, genetics, RNA interference (RNAi) assays, biochemical assays both in vitro and in vivo in C. elegans, optogenetics experiments and live imaging experiments including Calcium imaging, FRAP experiements and Split GFP or Bi-fluorescence complementation assays.

Our Lab's assigned lab/strain code and allele/transgene identifier are "BAB" and "ind" respectively.