Dr Neha Agrawal

Lecturer in Molecular Genetics


Neha did her PhD in Professor Gaiti Hasan’s lab at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, India where she studied the role of calcium signaling in regulating behavior. She started her postdoctoral research in Professor Pierre Leopold’s lab at the Institute of Biology Valrose, France where she examined the role of inter-organ communication in the nutritional regulation of growth. She then moved to Professor Andrea Brand’s lab at the University of Cambridge where she explored the genetic basis of obesity, in collaboration with Professor Sadaf Farooqi’s lab. Neha is also a Cambridge Borysiewicz Fellow and was a Bye-Fellow with Murray Edwards College.

Neha joined the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and is investigating the systems physiology of metabolic disorders using the model system Drosophila melanogaster.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Devika Radhakrishnan

Luna Walravens

Payel Biswas

Past PhD students supervised

Rebecca McBride (MScR) - Graduated with Merit (2023)