This lab was set up as a part of the centre of excellence grant.

  1. Neurophysiology Division: This section of the lab has state of the art facilities for video Electroencephalography (EEG), Polysomnography (PSG), Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG). These services are currently available for diagnostics. Research facilities including EEG/ERP system and Neurofeedback are currently in the process of being set up.
  2. Genetics Division:This section of the lab has state of the art facilities for providing both clinical and research aspects of molecular biology. These facilities have been used for SERB funded research projects in the areas of primary immune deficiency and gynaecological malignancies. IMHANS currently provides the following services:

Karyotyping -Peripheral blood chromosomal analysis for detecting numerical and structural chromosome abnormalities. (Sample required is 2-4 ml blood in sodium heparin vacutainer)

Genetic counselling -Post-test genetic counselling and pre-test genetic counselling are available that involves educating patients and their families about the occurrence or recurrence of a genetic disorder in the family. If there is any history of a genetic disorder in the family, please avail genetic counselling service provided by IMHANS

IMHANS also provides services for the diagnosis of several human genetic disorders by using sophisticated instruments used in molecular biology and genetics such as

3500 Genetic analyser-DNA sequencing, mutation screening, single nucleotide polymorphism(SNP) detection. Rate varies depending upon purpose and type of sample. Please request a quote

PCR– Rate varies depending upon purpose and type of sample. Please request a quote

Additional facilities include sophisticated and high precision equipment to perform immunoassay (for biochemistry) and cell culture experiments.

Staff

  1. Name: Dr. Shabeesh Balan

Designation: Scientist D (Department of Health Research NRI Fellow)

Email: shabeeshbalan@imhans.ac.in

Research Area: We are interested in the discovery of novel genetic risk factors for neuropsychiatric diseases. We further              aim to mechanistically evaluate the genetic risk factors by molecular, cellular, and behavioural phenotyping to                                characterise molecular pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric diseases for druggable targets and biomarkers.

External    links: https://linktr.ee/shabeeshbalan

  1. Ranjitha.M
    Designation: Technician-Genetics
    Qualification: M.Sc Biomedical genetics(VIT,Vellore), National board certified genetic counsellor(Level 1)
    Experience: Over 12.5 years as a junior scientist as well as a geneticist.
    Email: ranjitha@imhans.ac.in

  1. Shibila A M

Designation: Lab Assistant

Educational Qualification: Diploma in Neuro Technology