Anusha Krishnan

Stories from Anusha Krishnan

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Blink. When you wake up, the first thing you do is open your eyes and see.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The inside of a present day plant or animal cell quite closely resembles a busy city. Like an urban metropolis with different districts interlinked by a traffic network, a cell has distinct compartments connected to each other by a dynamic transport system.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Imagine trying to fly a kite without a tail. It swoops and loops and wiggles and finally crashes down into the ground. A kite without a tail is unstable, but add a tail at the right place, and your kite will fly steady.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It is past lunch time and your stomach is growling with hunger. Your last meal was a coffee and cookie this morning. Regardless, you have to power through; you have to finish that project before you can take a break and a missed meal is not going to stop you from working.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

"Grrrrrrrrrr," says a chorus of young voices, followed by a burst of laughter. On the screen is a smiling man cheerily reading out a story about a lonely bear who loses his growl and finds it again. The children are from the on-campus crèche Dolna, and the man on the screen is Rob Biddulph, an award-winning children's story book writer from the UK.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

"Bzzz..." Consider the bee that keeps circling your coffee cup or glass of juice - an unsung pollinator hero helping farmers grow tons of fruit and vegetables for our consumption. You try to shoo it away, but the bee dodges your hand to land neatly on the lip of your cup. After a quick sip of the liquid inside, it's off.

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Complex modern cells - the ones that you and I are made up of - may be the result of a long-drawn courtship, rather than a hasty marriage between two types of structurally simple cells.

Friday, May 27th, 2016


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Who will guard the guards themselves?

- Juvenal in Satires (Satire VI, lines 347-8)


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The National Centre for Biological Sciences congratulates Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan on winning the Parker/Gentry award for 2016!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

The surface of a cell is a dynamic place - like children in a busy playground, molecules move around in apparently random patterns. However, there is order in this ostensibly chaotic system. Since many of the cell's sensors reside on its surface, they often aggregate specifically in response to a stimulus to transmit information about the environment into the cell. But what are the rules that govern the movement of such molecules on the cell surface?

Monday, March 21st, 2016


Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), is the latest recipient of the prestigious Margdarshi fellowship.

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University visited the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, while he was in the city as the featured speaker for the Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series 2016.

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