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Vishnu K N



BS - MS Dual Degree 

Aug 2011 - Present
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Two years of multi-disciplinary studies in science in IISER has clearly influenced my thoughts and deviated my way into evolutionary biology and eventually to neuroscience. These two years include rigourous coursework in general fields of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics ,Biological Sciences and Computational Sciences. The next two years provide with an advanced, specialized and focused training in major branches of the discipline of choice which in my case is life sciences. Two years of intense training along with optional research projects which are also evaluated by academic committee provide one with a competence and better understanding of knowledge that is acquired as a student of science.Final year of the program is dedicated to full time research work followed by a dissertation and evaluation by the thesis committee. I have undertaken two semester projects during my undergraduate course work and continue to work on it in my master dissertation. 

Higher Secondary Education (10+2)

Jul 2009 - Apr 2011
Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Manjeri, Malappuram, Kerala

I completed my higher secondary education  with 93.5 % overall and 94.5% in science subjects. I was particularly interested in physics and generally in mathematics as a language for physics during these years. I was able to make the most out of the excellent education system in Kerala, India. 


Jun 2006 - Mar 2009
Malabar Special Police Higher Secondary School Malappuram, Kerala

Work History

Work History

Master Thesis Research Project

Aug 2014 - Present
Theoretical Neuroscience Lab, IISER Pune

Signal Analysis and Network Computation

I was studying the navigation system of brain with specific attention to grid cells and their network properties. I was in possession of open source data sets collected and organized by CRCNS with the help of various labs like Moser's and Buzaki's. I was mainly concentrating on the theoretical framework of grid cells and their contribution to the memory/navigation system in brain. The nature of work demanded close monitoring of raw field potential recordings from cell assemblies at different anatomical locations. This approach to derive meaningful connections between behavior and electrode data, demanded expertise in data management and data visualization. 

Summer Project 

May 2012 - Jul 2012
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

As a freshman in college, this was a turning point in my life. This summer spent getting to know wildlife and nature interested my mind more towards the science of living. I was assisting an ongoing doctoral project to document the distribution of moths in the southern slopes of himalaya in the sanctuary. We concentrated more on some specie for which we collected and documented specimens as we were also closely monitoring every specimen on our screens and photographing them. As i was also interested in photography i explored the wild for opportunities to photograph wild animals.