Dr. Uttam Kumar
Dr. Uttam Kumar is an accomplished researcher and academician specializing in the fields of
Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroimaging. He currently serves as a faculty at
the Center Bio-Medical Research (CBMR) in Lucknow, India, and leads the MRI Lab and the
Brain and Behavior Laboratory. His extensive postdoctoral and work experiences span across
Brain Centre in Singapore, National Brain Research Centre in India, and the University of
Kentucky in the USA. Dr. Kumar has also been successful in securing competitive research
grants from esteemed institutions such as the Max Plank Society, The Netherland, Science and
Engineering Research Board and the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He
has numerous peer-reviewed publications to his credit, which showcase his extensive research in
areas such as neuropsychiatry, neural networks, brain plasticity, reading networks, and the
effects of meditation on the human brain.
Dr. Kumar's dedication to research, education, and mentorship has significantly contributed to
the advancement of knowledge in the fields of Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience,
making him a prominent figure in the scientific community.
Himanshu R Pandey
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Science with Honours from Delhi University and a
Master's degree in Electronic Science from Gorakhpur University. My current role as a Junior
Research Fellow is focused on investigating the effects of tinnitus on brain using an in-house 3T
MRI Scanner. To achieve this, I am using a range of techniques, including tonotopic mapping,
fMRI, neural connectivity, and advanced task-based connectivity analysis. My aim is to gain a
deeper understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying tinnitus and its impact on the brain's
functioning. By utilizing cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, I am able to study the changes
in neural activity and connectivity that occur in response to tinnitus, which can help inform the
development of more effective treatments for this condition.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry, followed by a Master's
degree in Microbiology from Kumaun University, Nainital. My broad interests lie in the fields of
Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, and I have a special passion for Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) and its potential to further increase our understanding of the brain.
My current research is focused on investigating the compensatory plasticity, learning, and
adaptation that occur in the brain in response to sensory loss. This is a fascinating area of study
that has important implications for understanding the mechanisms underlying the brain's ability
to adapt and compensate for changes in sensory input. To conduct this, I am using a variety of
tools and techniques, including structural and functional connectivity analysis, which allow to
explore the complex network of connections within the brain and understand how they are
affected by sensory loss.