Ashutosh Rastogi PhD
Ashutosh Rastogi did his PhD (2012, India) in the neurobiology of bird migration, where he trained in neuroanatomy and studied the role of olfactory/ visual sensory systems and seasonal clock of migration. After his PhD, he moved to the USA for his postdoctoral training (2013-2018) under the mentorship of Prof. Eric Mintz at Kent State University, where he was involved in projects on circadian clock and neural basis of food anticipatory activity (FAA) in mice. Specifically, he investigated the sexually dimorphic nature and ontogenic differences in FAA, and how limited food availability affects estrous cyclicity and shifts peripheral circadian clock in ovaries in relation to master circadian clock (suprachiasmatic nucleus, SCN). In early 2019, he joined Dr. Chaudhury’s group at NYUAD as a research associate, where he will investigate the neural circuitry of depression and how these mood disorders compromise the circadian clock and/ or vice versa, using a combination of behavioral, neuroanatomical, electrophysiological and optogenetics tools.