KUMAR Deependra

International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine
Official title
Assistant Professor
Birth date
Research fields
Neurophysiology / General neuroscience
Research keywords
Sleep, Memory
Research projects
Dissecting Claustrum Neuronal Connections for Sleepiness2024-04 -- 2027-03Kumar DeependraKakenhi/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)4,680,000Yen
Revealing the Role of Postnatal Theta Rhythm in Establishing Memory Consolidation Mechanism during REM Sleep2021-04 -- 2024-03Deependra KumarJSPS KAKENHI/Basic Section 46030:Function of nervous system-related4,030,000Yen
Career history
2023 -- (current)International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, JapanAssistant Professor
2014 -- 2022International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, JapanPostdoctoral Researcher
2012 -- 2014Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (MPIP), Munich, GermanyPostdoctoral Researcher
2010 -- 2011Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST), TrivandrumResearch Associate
Academic background
2004 -- 2010Department of Physiology All India Institute of Medical science (AIIMS), New Delhi Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology
2002 -- 2004School of Life Science Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi Master's degree in life sciences
1997 -- 2001Gaya college Gaya Magadh University Bachelor's (Honors) degree in Zoology
2010Ph.D.All India Institute of Medical science (AIIMS) New Delhi, India
Academic societies
2018 -- (current)Indian Academy of Neuroscience (IAN)- Membership permanent
2017 -- (current)Indian JSPS Alumni Association (IJAA) - Membership permanent
2010 -- (current)Association of Physiologist and Pharmacologist of India (APPI)-Membership -permanent
2010 -- (current)Indian society for Sleep Research (ISSR) - Membership permanent
Honors & Awards
2015Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship for Overseas researcher
2011Dr. B. K. Anand gold medal for the best postgraduate in Physiology
-- 2024-03Sparse Activity of Hippocampal Adult-Born Neurons during REM Sleep Is Necessary for Memory ConsolidationNeuroscience Affinity group at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
-- 2022-12Neurodevelopment & REM sleep dependent memory consolidationDepartment of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS Centre for Consciousness Studies, Fundamentals of Polysomnography & Sleep
-- 2022-06Erasing fear memory with light during sleeplecture for HBP and HX students, U Tsukuba
-- 2021-10Advanced techniques in neuroscience research: Optogenetics, neural imaging, unit recordingStudents in the department of physiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • The role of adult-born neurons in memory consolidation during sleep
    The Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research (ISSR)/2017-09-20--2017-09-23
  • Sleep and memory consolidation
    Kumar Deependra
    Japanese Society of Sleep Research/2018-07-11--2018-07-13
  • Manipulating memory during sleep through optogenetics
    Kumar Deependra
    Indian Academic of Neuroscience (IAN)/2020-10-05--2020-10-7
  • Sparse activity of hippocampal adult-born neurons during REM sleep is necessary for memory consolidation
    Kumar Deependra
    Molecular & Cellular Cognitive Society (MCCS), USA/2020-10-09--2020-10-10
  • Why is REM sleep Important?
    Kumar Deependra
    12th Indian Scientist Association in Japan/2022-11-27
  • Young neuron's role in consolidating memory during REM sleep
    Kumar Deependra
    9th International e-Conference of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies/2022-03-25--2022-03-27
Other activities
2021 -- (current)Editorial Board of Sleep and Circadian rhythm Specialty section of Frontier in Neuroscience
2021 -- (current)Editorial Board member and guest editor Journal (elsevier) Aging Brain

(Last updated: 2024-05-27)