Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Institution
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Address
RBIO-P
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
City, State, Zip
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone
858-453-4100 x-1912
E-mail
satchin[at]salk.edu
Website
http://panda.salk.edu/
Research Field
Molecular Biology
Award Year
2006

Research

We study the molecular bases of circadian timekeeping mechanism in mammals. We intend to understand the mechanism of light perception by specialized light sensitive ganglion cells of the retina which photo-entrain the master circadian oscillator resident in the hypothalamic SCN. We also want to understand the regulatory mechanisms which maintain a near 24 hours molecular rhythm in core oscillator components, and generate rhythms in gene function that ultimately produce several overt rhythms in physiology and behavior.