Ph.D. Laboratory Instructor in Neuroscience
Contact & Office Hours
Sabin Reed Hall 434
Naren Pathak is a lecturer and laboratory instructor in the biological sciences department. Pathak obtained his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and has worked with diverse animal models including rat snakes, chicks and zebrafish. As a cell biologist and molecular geneticist, he uses zebrafish to model how genes linked to human diseases perturb organ development and physiology. Expanding on his expertise in cilia biology and CRISPR technology, he has created mutants in novel genes linked to autism spectrum disorders to define their roles in neuroglial development.