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Dr. Pragya Komal

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Ion-Channels and neuropsychiatric disorders, Nicotine addiction and Vitamin D deficiency, Neuro-nano sciences
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani), Hyderabad, India (2023-continued).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani), Hyderabad, India (2017-2023).
  • Post-Doctorate Research Fellow, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada. 
  • Post-Doctorate Research Fellow, The Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. 
  • Teaching assistant (TA), University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Junior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR-JRF, 2007-2009).

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Victoria, Canada,  Thesis Title: “Tyrosine Kinase and Protein Kinase A Modulation of α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Function on Layer 1 Cortical Interneurons”. 
  • MSc in Biochemistry, Patna science college, Patna University, India
  • BSc in Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India.