Ph.D in Clinical Neurosciences

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Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Teaching Faculty

Dr. John P John M.D

Professor of Psychiatry

Head of the  Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Officer-in-Charge : Multimodal Brain Imaging Lab (MBIAL), Neurobiology Research Center, NIMHANS


Dr. M.M. Srinivas Bharath,

Additional Professor,

Department of neurochemistry,

Adjunct faculty,

Dept of Clinical Neurosciences,


Dr. Bharath obtained his M.Sc (Biochemistry) from the University of Mysore in 1994 and PhD (Biochemistry) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2002. After his postdoctoral fellowship in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and Parkinson’s disease (Basic research) at the Buck Institute for Aging Research, California, USA, he joined NIMHANS as Assistant Professor in the department of Neurochemistry in June 2005. His research interests include analysis of redox and mitochondrial dynamics in neurodegenerative/ myodegenerative diseases and neurotrauma. He is also serves as the officer-in-charge of the neurotoxicology laboratory in the neurobiology research center. 

Dr. Arivazhagan A, Mch Neurosurgery

Additional Professor,

Department of Neurosurgery,

Adjunct faculty,

Department of Clinical neurosciences,


DrArivazhaganA  underwent his MBBS (1999) and MS General Surgery (2003)  training at JIPMER, Pondicherry. He completed M.Ch Neurosurgery at NIMHANS, Bangalore in 2006 and joined as faculty of Neurosurgery in November 2007. 

He is presently Additional Professor of Neurosurgery at NIMHANS. His clinical interests and expertise include functional neurosurgery including surgery for drug resistant epilepsy, endoscopic neurosurgery, neuro oncology and skull base surgery.

He is interested in translational research in neuro oncology with emphasis on Glioblastoma. He is part of the multi institutional network programme on translational molecular and epigenetic research on glioma pathogenesis, which is at present funded by DBT, Govt. of India. He has been associated in multiple research works of students as Guide / Co-Guide over the years. He has a lot of publications in translational neuro oncology to his credit.  

Ex- Faculty

Dr. Vani Santosh M.D

         Professor, Department of Neuropathology
         Officer-in-Charge : Neuro Oncology Lab, Neurobiology Research Center, NIMHANS

Dr. Ravi Yadav MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)

          Associate Professor of Neurology
          Consultant- Movement Disorders Clinic

Non-academic staff

Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi          



       Department of Clinical Neurosciences, NIMHANS