Ranabir received his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and his master’s degree in biological sciences (specialization in neuroscience) from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. After his master’s, he was a project student in Prof. Chandan Goswami’s lab in National Institute of Science Education and research, Bhubaneswar, India. There, he worked on several projects involving different thermosensitive ion channels and their functional roles in bone physiology, and microglial activity. He first reported the presence of cold-sensitive ion channel TRPM8 in microglia, besides the previously known presence of heat-sensitive TRPV4 channel. In Zurzolo lab, Ranabir is interested in dissecting out the (patho)physiological significance of TNTs in neuron-microglia interactions, from a broader perspective of neuroinflammation.
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