Publications from our lab


    • Nagesh Y. Kadam©, Sukanta BeheraU, Sandeep Kumar, Anindya Ghosh-Roy and Kavita Babu© (2021); The G-protein coupled receptor SRX-97 is required for concentration dependent sensing of benzaldehyde in Caenorhabditis elegans. eNeuro 2021 Jan 04; 8(01):ENEURO.0011-20.2020.

bioRxiv Preprint:

This work was highlighted by the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance website at

bioRxiv Preprint:

This work was highlighted through a write-up by Preethi Ravi at the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance website

The first authors talk about their work to Biopatrika at

    • Pratima Pandey©, Umer S. Bhat, Anuradha Singh, Aiswarya JoyU, Varun BirariU, Nagesh Y. Kadam and Kavita Babu© (2021); Dauer formation in C. elegans is modulated through AWC and ASI dependent chemosensation. eNeuro 2021 Apr 14; 8(02):ENEURO.0473-20.2021.

    • Anuradha Singh, Kavita Babu© and Pratima Pandey© (2021); Ethanol Induced Sedative Behavior: An assay to investigate increased dopamine signaling in C. elegans (protocol). Bio-protocol 2021 Jul 05; 11(13).

    • Umer S. Bhat*, Navneet Shahi*, Siju Surendran* and Kavita Babu© (2021); Neuropeptides and Behaviors: How Small Peptides Regulate Nervous System Function and Behavioral Outputs (invited article for the research topic "Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function"). Front. Mol. Neurosci. 2021 Dec 02; 14:786471.


    • Ashwani Bhardwaj*, Pratima Pandey* and Kavita Babu© (2020); Control of locomotory behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans by the immunoglobulin superfamily protein RIG-3. Genetics 2020 Jan 01; 214(1): 135-45.


    • Yogesh Dahiya©, Saloni RoseU, Shruti Thapliyal, Shivam BhardwajU, Maruthi PrasadU and Kavita Babu© (2019); Differential regulation of innate and learned behavior by CREB1/CRH-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans. The Journal of Neuroscience 2019 Oct 2; 39(40): 7934-46.

bioRxiv Preprint:


    • Shruti Thapliyal, Shruthi RavindranathU and Kavita Babu© (2018); Regulation of glutamate signaling in the sensorimotor circuit by CASY-1A/Calsyntenin in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 2018 Apr 01; 208(4): 1553-64.

    • Ashwani Bhardwaj*, Saurabh Thapliyal*U, Yogesh Dahiya and Kavita Babu© (2018); FLP-18 functions through the G-protein coupled receptors NPR-1 and NPR-4 to modulate reversal length in Caenorhabditis elegans. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 May 16; 38(20): 4641-54.

Mentioned on This week in the journal by Teresa Esch. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 May 16; 38(20) i.

Press Release from The Journal of Neuroscience for this work:

    • Pallavi Sharma*, Lei Li*, Haowen Liu, Vina Tikiyani, Zhitao Hu© and Kavita Babu© (2018); The Claudin-like protein, HPO-30, is required to maintain LAChRs at the Caenorhabditis elegans neuromuscular junction. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 Aug 08; 38(32): 7072-87.

    • Raunaq Deo*, Manish S. Kushwah*, Sukrut C. Kamerkar, Nagesh Y. Kadam, Srishti Dar, Kavita Babu, Anand Srivastava and Thomas J. Pucadyil© (2018); ATP-dependent membrane remodeling links EHD1 functions to endocytic recycling. Nature Communications 2018 Dec 5; 9(1): 5187.

    • Shruti Thapliyal and Kavita Babu© (2018); Pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced Convulsion Assay to Determine GABAergic Defects in Caenorhabditis elegans (invited protocol). Bio-protocol 2018 Sep 05; 8(17).


    • Pratima Pandey, Ashwani Bhardwaj and Kavita Babu© (2017); Regulation of WNT Signaling at the Neuromuscular Junction by the Immunoglobulin Super-Family Protein RIG-3 in Caenorhabditis elegans . Genetics 2017 Jul 01; 206(3): 1521 -34.


* — Equal contribution, © — Corresponding author/s, and u— Undergraduate student

Prior Publications

Dr. Kavita Babu

Dr. Pratima Sharma Pandey

Dr. Yogesh Dahiya

Dr. Vandita Bhat

Ashwani Bhardwaj

Navneet Shahi


† — Publication prior to joining the Babu lab