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Anup Padmanabhan

Assistant Professor of Biology, Co-ordinator (Ph.D. program in Biology) Ashoka University

DBT-Wellcome India Alliance Intermediate Fellow,
Ph.D. National University of Singapore

Anup Padmanabhan is Assistant Professor of Biology and an Intermediate Fellow of the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance. He did his PhD in Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore, and was a Research Fellow at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore. His lab investigates the dynamics of shape change in cells during physiological processes such as embryo development and microbial infections. He employs various genetic, cell biology tools as well live microscopy to study cytoskeleton regulation underlying these shape changes.

  • Desai S, Padmanabhan A, Harshe S, Zaidel-Bar R and Kenney LJ (2019) Salmonella biofilms program innate immunity for persistence in C. elegans. PNAS 116 (25) 12462-12467
  • Agarwal P, Ong HT,  Toyama Y, Padmanabhan A, Dasgupta S, Krajnc M, and Zaidel-Bar R. (2018) Syncytial germline architecture is actively maintained by contraction of an internal actomyosin corset. Nature Communications 9, 4694. microscopy tools.
  • Padmanabhan A, Ong HT, Zaidel-Bar R. (2017) Non-junctional E-Cadherin Clusters Regulate the Actomyosin Cortex in the C. elegans Zygote . Current Biology.​ 27(1):103-112
  • Mote RD, Mahajan G*, Padmanabhan A*, Ramaraju Ambati and Subramanyam D (2017) Dual repression of endocytic players by ESCC microRNAs and the Polycomb complex regulates mouse embryonic stem cell pluripotency. Scientific Reports, 7:17572
  • Padmanabhan A, Rao MV, Wu Y, Zaidel-Bar R. (2015) Jack of all trades: functional modularity in the adherens junction. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 16;36:32-40
  • Biswas KH, Hartman KL, Yu CH, Harrison OJ, Song H, Smith AW, Huang WY, Lin WC, Guo Z, Padmanabhan A, Troyanovsky SM, Dustin ML, Shapiro L, Honig B, Zaidel-Bar R, Groves JT (2015) E-cadherin junction formation involves an active kinetic nucleation process. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(35):10932-7
  • Huang J, Huang Y, Yu H, Subramanian D, Padmanabhan A, Thadani R, Tao Y, Tang X, Wedlich-Soldner R, Balasubramanian MK. (2012) Nonmedially assembled F-actin cables incorporate into the actomyosin ring in fission yeast. J Cell Biol. 199(5):831-47
  • Padmanabhan A*, Bakka K*, Sevugan M, Naqvi NI, D’souza V, Tang X, Mishra M, Balasubramanian MK (2011) IQGAP-Related Rng2p Organizes Nodes and Ensures Position of Cell Division in Fission Yeast. Current Biology. 21(6):467-72. (* equal contribution)
  • Tang X, Huang J, Padmanabhan A, Bakka K, Bao Y, Tan BY, W. Cande Z, Balasubramanian MK (2011) Marker reconstitution mutagenesis: a simple and efficient reverse genetic approach.  Yeast, 28(3):205-12.
  • Padmanabhan A*, Sen Liu* and Zhiwei Song. (2008) Bad plays a more significant role than Bid and Bim in mediating cell death signals in batch cultures of HEK 293 cells. Biotechnology Letters. 30, No.5, 819-827 (* equal contribution)
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