Suresh Kumar Jetti
Post doctoral associate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Picower institute for learning and memory, Boston, USA
PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders and Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium, Advisor: Dr. Emre Yaksi has done M.Sc, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, Pondicherry University, India (Grade : First class with distinction marks) and B.Sc, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (Grade : First class with distinction marks)
His research interest is to investigate molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and plasticity in normal brain function as well as in psychiatric diseases such as autism spectrum of disorders. To address this, he employ an innovative and multidisciplinary combination of molecular genetics, microscopy, in vivo whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, optogenetics, super-resolution (STED) microscopy, biochemical assays and behavioral assays. he used mammalian cell cultures and zebrafish model system during my Ph.D and pre-Ph.D research training. During his postdoc training at MIT, he is using Drosophila model system to study synaptic and neural circuit plasticity mechanisms by taking advantage of powerful genetic tools available to Drosophila and my previous experience in physiology.