National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

NIMHANS is an institute of National Importance, funded by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The clinical services of the Department of Psychiatry to the needs of patients across the country as well as neighboring countries in South Asia through regular outpatient, inpatient and various special clinics for de-addiction, geriatric psychiatry, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, community psychiatry, family psychiatry, perinatal mental health disorders, metabolic disorders and pain management clinic in psychiatry.

The department has a long history of research endeavors in biological psychiatry especially genetics, details of which can be found here: http://nimhans.ac.in/psychiatry/overview/

Lead Investigator:

Biju Viswanath MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
bijuv1@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=zEVOfRwAAAAJ&hl=en 

Co Investigators:

Sanjeev Jain, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
sjain.nimhans@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RoGhdO4AAAAJ&hl=en

YC Janardhan Reddy, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
ycjreddy@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=6XtXIEoAAAAJ&hl=en

Vivek Benegal, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
vbenegal@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JltPsK0AAAAJ&hl=en

John P John, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
jpjinc@yahoo.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=gIeWCsYAAAAJ&hl=en

Jagadisha Thirthalli, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
jagatth@yahoo.com

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jagadisha_Thirthalli

Muralidharan Keshavan, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Medical Superintendent, NIMHANS Hospital
kmd@nimhans.ac.in

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=9eFbgTUAAAAJ&hl=en

Urvakhsh Mehta, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
urvakhsh@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=kXcyZ_sAAAAJ&hl=en

Naren P Rao, MD
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry
docnaren@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=tzfJAGcAAAAJ&hl=en

Meera Purshottaman, PhD
Senior Scientific Officer, Molecular Genetics Lab,
Department of Psychiatry
meera.purushottam@gmail.com

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meera_Purushottam

Reeteka Sud, PnD
Research Coordinator,
Accelerator Program for Discovery in Brain Disorders using Stem cells (ADBS),
reeteka@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=aCGEUEsAAAAJ&hl=en

Jayant Mahadevan, MD DM
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Centre for Addiction Medicine
jayantmahadevan@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=eTmHng4AAAAJ&hl=en

Srinivas Balachander, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
(Accelerator Program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells – ADBS)
srinivasbalachander@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0bwGCK4AAAAJ&hl=en

Bharath Holla, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bangalore
hollabharat@gmail.com

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=ystafgIAAAAJ&sortby=pubdate

Dhruva Ithal, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry (ADBS), NIMHANS, Bangalore
drdhruva.ithal@gmail.com