Additional Professor Neurophysiology at NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Dr. Laxmi Rao, has been a scientist, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (2000-2002); Visiting Fellow, National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore (2004); Elected as a Secretary of Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI)-Bangalore chapter. Nominated member of the University Grant Commission
She has several publications in high impact journals including one in Science
Her areas of Research Interest: Extinction as a Therapeutic Tool for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and for various Mood Disorders. Use of Early Maternal Separation Stress as an Animal Model to Unravel the Neural circuits and cellular mechanisms.