- Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neurosciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Applied Physics
Sharad Ramanathan’s research is directed towards answering two questions. How do cells and organisms process signals from their environment to make decisions? How do the underlying circuits make this possible?
To answer these questions he uses a combination of computational, theoretical and experimental tools. Ramanathan’s experimental work has focuses on different organisms to uncover general principles that underlie decision making.
Ramanathan received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University and his and undergraduate degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, holds the title of Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neurosciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and has simultaneously served as a technical staff member at Bell Laboratories at Alcatel-Lucent.
Positions & Employment
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Present: Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and of Molecular and Cellular Biology