Rohan Kapoor


College / University

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Endocrinology, Physiology, Membrane Biology, Immunology




Lab Experience

Spectrophotometry, enzyme assays, protein purification techniques, chromatography, microscopy, cell viability assays and clinical biochemistry; gel electrophoresis, basic RDT techniques and PCR; ELISA, Western Blotting, and other Immunological techniques; Genetic studies using Drosophila as a model organism; Bioinformatics: data retrieval, sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis, protein structure prediction, network analysis using STRING and Cytoscape.

Projects / Research

  • 2016–2018: DBT-STAR Innovation Project "Network Analysis in Systems Biology of Neurological Disorders", Bioinformatics Facility, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
  • 2015: DU Innovation Project "Science in Music", Sri Venkateswara College, DU.

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017 – 2018: Third prize for presentation on the topic "Bioluminescence, Fireflies and the Next Generation Bio-Lights", Mindspar–an SVC Ideathon Initiative, University of Delhi
2015 – 2016: College Topper, Rank Three, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (South Campus)
2014 – 2015: High School Subject Topper (AISSCE 2015, CBSE) in English and Biology, Birla Vidya Niketan


I have been interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the impairment of homeostatic pathways of Autophagy and Ubiquitin-mediated proteasomal degradation as well as the consequent Endoplasmic Reticulum stress and protein aggregation, which finds implications in the manifestation of neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease. In addition, catering to my passion in music, I have also been largely interested in understanding the mechanisms of auditory cognition. I wish to unravel the impact of melodic frameworks in perception of auditory stimuli and generation of subsequent responses in the form of neurotransmitter release and neural activation in different regions of the brain.