Dr. Anup Padmanabhan – Postdoc

Anup completed his B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University, India and carried out his masters at the Singapore-MIT Alliance program.  After his masters, he joined the Bioprocessing Technology Institute at Biopolis where he worked towards understanding stress-induced apoptosis in mammalian cells.

During this time he became interested in the phenomenon of cytokinesis.  Therefore for his Ph.D, he joined Prof. Mohan Balasubramanian‘s Cell Division Lab at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, where he worked on understanding the mechanisms regulating the positioning and assembling of actomyosin rings during cytokinesis in fission yeast.  The beauty in C.elegans embryo development attracted him to the Zaidel-Bar Lab.  Having developed a taste and technique for imaging during his graduate studies, he is now focusing his attention towards understanding the role of cell adhesion in cytokinesis during the development of C.elegans embryo.