Centre for Neuroscience
Indian Institute of Science
Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath is an Indian neuroscientist.She is the national coordinator of DBT- Genome India Project. She is currently Professor, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She was the Founder Director of the National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon and founder Chair of the Centre for Neuroscience at Indian Institute of Science. Her main area of interest is the study of brain related disorders including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Ravindranath earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Andhra University and received her Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in 1981 from Mysore University and worked at the National Cancer Institute, USA as a Postdoctoral Fellow. She joined the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, where she studied the metabolizing capacity of the human brain, focusing especially on psychoactive drugs and environmental toxins. In 1999, she helped Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India to establish National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), an autonomous institution of DBT to co-ordinate and network neuroscience research groups in India.