L S Shashidhara
Professor and Coordinator, Biology
Institute of Science Education and Research
Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411008.
Education and previous work experience
1981-87 B.Sc. and M.Sc., University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
1987-88 Teaching Associate, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
1988-91 Ph.D., Cambridge, UK
1991-93 PDF, Cambridge, UK
1993-95 Visiting Fellow, NCBS, Bangalore
1995- Scientist (Group Leader), CCMB, Hyderabad
2007- Professor (Biology), IISER, Pune
Award and Honors
Bose National Fellowship
Bhatnagar Prize (Biological Sciences)
Indian National Science Academy
Indian Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences, India
Faculty Member, JNCASR, Bangalore
Outstanding Research Investigator Award
Technology award in the area of Biological Sciences
(specialization: Genetics and Developmental Biology)
of appendage forms
of homeotic selector (Hox) gene function
full list visit PubMed)
N. and Shashidhara, LS. (2015). Gliolectin positively regulates Notch signalling during
wing-vein specification in Drosophila. International Journal of
Developmental Biology (in press).
Agrawal, P., and Shashidhara, L.S.
(2014). ChIP for Hox
proteins from Drosophila imaginal discs. In
Methods in Enzymology, Humana Press, Springer Publications.
Subramaniam S, Sreenivas P, Cheedipudi S, Reddy VR, Shashidhara
LS, Chilukoti RK, Mylavarapu
M, Dhawan J. (2013). Distinct Transcriptional
Networks in Quiescent Myoblasts: A Role for Wnt Signaling in Reversible vs. Irreversible Arrest. PLoS One 8, e65097.
Graeve,, F. M., Van de Bor, V., Ghiglione, C., Cerezo, D., Jouandin, P.,
Ueda, R., Shashidhara, L. S. and Noselli, S. (2012). Drosophila apc
regulates delamination of invasive epithelial clusters. Developmental
Biology 368, 76–85.
Agrawal, P., Habib, F., Yelagandula, R. and Shashidhara,
L.S. (2011). Genome-level identification of targets of Hox
protein Ultrabithorax in Drosophila: novel
mechanisms for target selection. Scientific Reports 1, DOI:
Ghose, A. and Shashidhara, L.S.
(2011). Cyclin beyond the cell cycle: new partners
at the synapse. Developmental Cell. 21, 601-12.
CB, Prafulla Chandrika,
NN, Susmita, VNL, Noselli,
S. and Shashidhara, LS (2011). A role for
Odd-skipped in regulating JNK activity in the wing disc peripodial
membrane during adult morphogenesis in Drosophila. International Journal of
Developmental Biology 55, 583-90.
Usha, N. and Shashidhara, L.S.
(2010). Interaction between Ataxin-2 Binding Protein 1 and Cubitus-interruptus during wing development in
Drosophila. Developmental Biology 341, 389–399.
Gurudatta, B.V., Shashidhara, L.S. and Parnaik.,
V.K. (2010). Lamin C and chromatin organization
in Drosophila. J Genetics 89, 37-49.
10. Berger, C., Ramakrishnan, K., Myneni, S.,
Renner, S., Shashidhara, L.S. and Technau, G.M. (2010). Cell cycle independent role of Cyclin E during neural cell fate specification in
Drosophila is mediated by its regulation of Prospero function.
Developmental Biology 337, 415–424.
11. Ramakrishnan, K., Berger, C., Myneni, S., Technau, G.M. and
Shashidhara, L.S. (2010). Abdominal-A mediated
repression of Cyclin E expression during
cell-fate specification in the Drosophila central nervous system.
Mechanisms of Development 127, 137-145.
12. Vyas, N., Goswami,
D., Manonmani, A., Sharma, P., Ranganath, H.A., VijayRaghavan,
K., Shashidhara, L.S., Sowdhamini,
R. and Mayor, S. Nanoscale organization
of Hh is essential for long range signaling. Cell 133, 1214-1227. (2008).
13. Gupta, R.K., Tripathi, R., Naidu, B.J., Srinivas,
U.K. and Shashidhara, L.S. Cell cycle regulation
by the pro-apoptotic gene Scotin. Cell Cycle
7, 2401-2408 (2008).
14. Ramesh Rao, P., Makhijani, K. and Shashidhara, L. S.Human APC
sequesters beta-catenin even in the absence of GSK-3beta in a Drosophila
model. Oncogene 27, 2488-2493. (2008).
15. Aritakula, A., Ramaswamy,
A. and Shashidhara, L.S.Actin
Cytoskeleton as a Putative Target of the Neem Limonoid Azadirachtin A.
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 37, 627-634. (2007).
16. Makhijani, K., Chilukuri,
K., Tamarisa, S. and Shashidhara,
L.S.Modulation of Decapentaplegic
gradient during haltere specification in
Drosophila. Developmental Biology 302, 243-255. (2007).