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1.      Asha S. Channakkar#, Tanya Singh, Bijay Pattnaik, Pankaj Seth, Yogita K. Adlakha#*. MiRNA-137-mediated modulation of mitochondrial dynamics regulates human neural stem cell fate. STEM CELLS. 2020, May;38(5):683-697. *Corresponding Author. # Equal Contribution as first author. 

Our work made headlines, “NBRC scientists pave the way for a better understanding of Autism” in Hindu Business Line and Vigyan Prasar “India Science Wire”.

2.      Kaya KD, Chen HY, Brooks MJ,…..Adlakha YK, Welby E, Swaroop A. Transcriptome-based molecular staging of human stem cell-derived retinal organoids uncovers accelerated photoreceptor differentiation by 9-cis retinal. Molecular Vision, 2019; 25:663-678. Preprint, bioRxiv 733071. 

3.      Bhagat R, Prajapati B, Narwal S, Agnihotri N, Adlakha YK, Sen J and Seth P. Zika Virus E protein alters properties of human fetal neural stem cells by modulating microRNA circuitry. Cell Death and Differentiation, 2018, Nov;25(10): 1837-1854. 

4.      Swaroop S, Mahadevan A, Shankar SK,**Adlakha YK, Basu A. HSP60 critically regulates endogenous IL-1β production in activated microglia by stimulating NLRP3 inflammasome pathway. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 2018 Jun 9;15(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s12974-018-1214-5.**Co-corresponding Author. 

5.      *Adlakha YK and Seth P. The expanding horizon of MicroRNAs in Cellular reprogramming. Progress in Neurobiology. 2017 Jan;148:21-39. *Corresponding Author

6.      **Adlakha YK and Saini N. MicroRNA: a connecting road between apoptosis and cholesterol metabolism. Tumor Biology 2016 Jul;37(7):8529-54. **Co-corresponding Author.

7.      Swaroop S, Sengupta N, Suryawanshi AR, Adlakha YK **, Basu A. HSP60 plays a regulatory role in IL-1β-induced microglial inflammation via TLR4-p38 MAPK axis. Journal of Neuroinflammation. 2016 Feb 2;13:27. doi: 10.1186/s12974-016-0486-x.**Co-corresponding Author.

8.      Adlakha YKand Saini N: Brain MicroRNAs and insights into biological functions and therapeutic potential of brain enriched miRNA-128. Molecular Cancer, 13:33, Feb 21, 2014. 

9.      Adlakha YK, Khanna S, Singh R, Singh VP, Agrawal A, Saini N: Pro-apoptotic miRNA-128-2 modulates ABCA1, ABCG1 and RXR expression and cholesterol homeostasis. Cell Death and Disease, 2013, Aug 29;4:e780. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2013.301. 

10.   Adlakha YKand Saini N: miR-128 exerts pro-apoptotic effect in a p53 transcription-dependent and-independent manner via PUMA-Bak axis. Cell Death and Disease, 2013, Mar 14;4(3), e542; doi:10.1038/cddis.2013.46. 

11.   Adlakha YK, Saini N: MicroRNA-128 downregulates Bax and induces apoptosis in human embryonic kidney cells. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 2011 Apr;68(8):1415-28. Epub 2010 Sep 19.

12.   Chhabra R*, Adlakha YK*, Hariharan M, Scaria V, Saini N: Upregulation of miR-23a-27a-24-2 cluster induces caspase-dependent and -independent apoptosis in human embryonic kidney cells. PLoS One, 2009, 4:e5848. *Contributed equally. 

13.   Saini N, Balhara J, Adlakha YK and Singh N: S29 ribosomal protein induces mitochondria mediated apoptosis of Hep2 cells via the activation of p38 MAPK and JNK signaling. International Journal of Integrative Biology, 2009, vol. 5, No.1, 49-57.

1.   **Adlakha YK and Swaroop A. Determination of Mitochondrial Oxygen Consumption in the Retina Ex-Vivo: Applications for Retinal Disease.Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer, 2018;1753:167-177.**Co-corresponding Author. 

2.   *Adlakha YK. MicroRNAs: The Tiny Robust Players Unraveling the Multifaceted Channels of Pain. Book chapter for eBook, “Pain: Causes, Concerns and Consequences” published by Bentham Science Publishers. ISBN:978-1-68108-372-8 *Corresponding Author.

  • Tulsabai Somani Educational Trust Award-2020 By Indian Academy of Neurosciences

            Selected Young Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences-2020

  • NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award-2018
  • NIH travel fellowship-2017
  • NIH Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship-2015
  • DST INSPIRE Faculty Award and grant-2014
  • Oral presentation award at International Conference on Stem Cells & Cancer (ICSCC)-2013
  • Sitaram Joglekar award for Young Investigator-2013
  • DST Foreign Travel Grant-2012
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship
  • National Eligibility Test (NET)
  • Honored for securing 3rd rank in B.Sc. second year South Campus, University of Delhi
  • Honored for being B.Sc. topper in all three years