Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal


Personal Details


  • Name: Dr. Vimlesh Kumar
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-Mail: vimlesh[AT]iiserb.ac.in
  • Phone: +91 755 269 1405, 669 1405


Academic Details


  • M.Sc. in Life Science, 2000, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (http://www.jnu.ac.in).
  • Assistant Professor (January 2010-), Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
  • Post-doc. November 2005- January 2010, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland (www.tcd.ie).
  • Ph.D. in Biology, 2006 from Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai (www.tifr.res.in).

Research Interest


  • Genetics and cell biology of nerve-communication; Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity; Actin regulation at the nerve-terminals; Molecular mechanisms of membrane-tubulation.
Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Ruchika Mishra
Zeeshan Mushtaq
Ramprasad Regar
Bhagaban Mallik
Vimlesh Kumar
Jeyaraman Sankar
Selective Imaging of Lipids in Adipocytes Using an Imidazolyl Derivative of Perylenebisimide ChemBioChem 2018
Bhagaban Mallik
Vimlesh Kumar
Regulation of actin-Spectrin Cytoskeleton by ICA69 at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction Communicative and Integrative Biology 2017
Bhagaban Mallik
Manish Kumar Dwivedi
Zeeshan Mushtaq
Manisha Kumari
Praveen Kumar Verma
Vimlesh Kumar
Regulation of Neuromuscular Junction Organization by Rab2 and its Effector ICA69 in Drosophila Development 2017
Saumitra Dey Choudhury
Altered Translational Repression of an RNA-binding Protein, elav by AOA2-causative Senataxin Mutation Synapse 2017
Sandeep Raut
Bhagaban Mallik
Arpan Parichha
Amrutha V
Chandan Sahi
Vimlesh Kumar
RNAi-mediated Reverse Genetic Screen Identified Drosophila Chaperones Regulating Eye and Neuromuscular Junction Morphology G3: Genes Genomes Genetics 2017
Saumitra Dey Choudhury
Zeeshan Mushtaq
Suneel Reddi-Alla
Sruthi S Balakrishnan
Rajan S Thakur
KS Krishnan
Padinjat Raghu
Mani Ramaswami
Vimlesh Kumar
sigma2-adaptin Facilitates Basal Synaptic Transmission and is required for Regenerating Endo- Exo Cycling Pool under High Frequency Nerve Stimulation in Drosophila GENETICS 2016
Zeeshan Mushtaq
Saumitra Dey Choudhury
Sri Krishna Gangwar
Genny Orso
Vimlesh Kumar
Human Senataxin Modulates Structural Plasticity of the Neuromuscular Junction in Drosophila through a Neuronally Conserved TGFβ Signalling Pathway Neurodegenerative Diseases 2016
Maria Giovanna Rossetto
Erica Zanarella
Genny Orso
Michele Scorzeto
Aram Megighian
Vimlesh Kumar
Antonio V Delgado-Escueta
Andrea Daga
Defhc1.1, a homologue of the juvenile myoclonic gene EFHC1, modulates architecture and basal activity of the neuromuscular junction in Drosophila Human Molecular Genetics 2011