I am doing well and hope you are well too. Today, I have gone through our department website and it is looking amazing. Hearty congratulations for the efforts you have put in, to make such a beautiful website. With reference to your post in facebook and with my personal interest, I would like to notify you regarding my current position and little information about my past research work.

I worked at Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad till March 2013. My major responsibilities had been to explore zebrafish as an animal model for drug discovery, designing and setting up experiments for neurobehavioral studies including electrographic brain recordings from adult zebrafish. In this process, I have established a Pentylenetetrazole-induced seizure model, an anxiety model in adult zebrafish and a model for neurotoxicity assessment using larval zebrafish to study the effects of known and novel compounds. Apart from these, I also developed a method for conducting oral dosing and EEG recording in zebrafish for the first time (Provisional patent: CBR No. 10389, Application No. 3644/CHE/2011: Oral drug administration in the zebrafish (Danio rerio)).

I was able to perform and handle all these projects with my M.Sc. knowledge (theoretical and practical), which made a great foundation, that was provided by the faculty. I just want to say: ‘School of Studies in Neuroscience is one of the best of its kind to pursue education and get trained to establish good Research career in Neuroscience’!!!

Rakesh Kumar Banote
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
The Sahlgrenska Academy
University of Gothenburg
Bruna stråket 16, 413 45, Gothenburg, Sweden
Email: Rakesh.K.Banote@neurophys.gu.se
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