- PhD – National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
- MS – Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
- BS – University of Bombay, Mumbai, India
Dr. Nair’s interdisciplinary research career has been broadly related to understanding the ways in which the human brain reacts to stress and injuries. She is expert in studies of behavioral interpretation, morphological assessment and biochemical analysis. More specifically, she has investigated the role that certain regions of the brain play in modulating stress, and has studied the mechanisms of neural injury following intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation.
Dr. Nair’s current research interests involve the use of animal models of human disease to study different aspects of behavior, including learning and memory, anxiety and depression. She is currently investigating the functional effects of muscarinic agonists in a rodent model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using multiple tests of spatial memory. Dr. Nair is also studying neural circuitry and behavior in animal models of neonatal brain injury and neurodegeneration.