Dr. Yogita K. Adlakha receives the prestigious SERB Women Excellence Award 2022.
Dr. Yogita K. Adlakha receives the prestigious SERB Women Excellence Award 2022. This award is bestowed on young women scientists who have demonstrated potential for research excellence.
Dr. Adlakha is a Molecular and Stem cell Biologist. Her research focuses mainly on developing human based 2D and 3D brain model systems to understand brain development, function and disease and facilitating platforms for therapeutic development. Several brain developmental disorders such as Autism begin during early fetal brain development. Though animal models have been used extensively to understand the brain developmental disorders, yet the understanding of human brain development and disorders has been hampered due to unavailability of human based in vitro brain models. Therefore, Dr. Adlakha is interested in employing stem cells and human based 2D and 3D in vitro brain models to elucidate how posttranscriptional mechanisms and micronutrient deficiencies during gestation impact the fetal brain development and disorders.