Welcome to the Laboratory of Neural Systems in the department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). We are also a part of the Cognitive Science Program at IITK.


If you or your friends have low mood and depressive symptoms, try using TreadWill: the automated tool for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Aarush is one of the finalists at the Inspiring Science Award 2021.

We are looking for PhD students - motivated students with any background can apply. Join Us.

Aarush's paper on consistency of neural responses across animals published in Nature Communications (2020).

Eight students from the lab attended the NGN2020 meeting at IISER Pune in January 2020. 

Shashank's and Abhishek's paper on prediction of olfactory responses from amino-acid sequence published in Chemical Senses.

We are looking for a full-time front-end (Angular) programmer for TreadWill. If you know someone who may be interested in a software job within an academic environment, please ask them to apply. Details.

Arka is selected as one of the winners of the AWSAR award given by DST!

We have achieved the target of 600 participants for the TreadWill randomized controlled trial. The results will be out in a few months. Arka and Nitin presented this work to psychiatrists at ANCIPS 2019 in Lucknow.

Aarush and Nitin attended the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2018 in San Diego, USA.

Jay Prakash attended the hands-on workshop on "CRISPR-Cas9 based precise genome editing" at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi in March 2018.

Arka and Surbhit presented their work on depression and autism at the 70th annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Association, 2018 at CIP Ranchi. 

Nitin attended the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2017 in Washington DC.

Karthikeyan attended the InSDB workshop on Genome Engineering in Model Organisms with Crispr/Cas at IISER Pune in June 2017.

We organized the Annual BSBE Winter Workshop 2016 on "Neural Systems: from circuits to behavior" during December 17-18, 2016. [Photos]

Arka attended and presented his work at the XXII annual meeting of the World Association of Social Psychiatry, 2016.

Shashank becomes the first student from the lab to defend a thesis, receiving his BTech-MTech dual degree in the 2016 Convocation! His next position is at Stowers Research Institute. Trivia: He also became the first student in the department's history to defend a BTech-MTech dual degree thesis.

Swikriti attended the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) workshop at NBRC Manesar.

Nitin selected for the Intermediate Fellowship of the Wellcome-DBT India Alliance.