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Dr. Subhasis Ray

Assistant Professor, Plaksha University

Area of Expertise

Computational and experimental Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Chemical senses and sensory-guided behavior
  • Neurophysiology and neural networks in animal brains
  • Computational modeling of biological neural networks
  • Tools for simulation and data analysis in Biology


  • Ph.D. in Biology, NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore, India
  • B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Past Associations

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NICHD, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA
  • Software Engineer, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India


How does the brain process sensory information to generate behavior? Subhasis investigates this experimentally using simple model animals like insects, and complements that with computational modeling. He is also interested in developing software tools for facilitating computational modeling and data analysis in Neuroscience.

Before joining Plaksha, Subhasis was a Postdoctoral Fellow at NICHD/NIH, USA, where he investigated olfactory information processing in the insect brain using electrophysiology experiments and computational modeling. He received his PhD from National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore. There he worked on modeling cortical neural networks, as well as developing a biological simulator and formats for model and data description in neuroscience.

Prior to his PhD, Subhasis worked as a Software Engineer in the IT Industry after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.