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Chandan Behera, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Contact Information

Chandan Behera, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    300 George Street, Suite 901

    New Haven, Connecticut 06511

    United States


I'm currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Dr. George Dragoi's lab, Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University, US. My current research is focused on analyzing the neurophysiological and behavioural data of freely moving rodents to understand neuronal ensemble mechanisms underlying internal representation of space and memory. My areas of interests are computational modelling, signal processing and machine learning applications of biological systems. Before joining Dr. Dragoi's lab I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Intelligent Systems Research Centre, Ulster University, UK. I did my PhD in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, at University of Ulster, UK in collaboration with University of Oxford, UK. I worked on biologically inspired computational modeling of Serotonergic systems for emotion learning in my PhD project. I did my Masters at Indian Institute of Technology, India, where I did my research works in the areas of understanding the cognitive basis of sleep, using advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques on polysomnographic data.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Ulster, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (2020)


  • Demonstration
    online 2020
    Teaching Assistant in Neuromatch Academy
  • Computational Neural Circuit Modelling of Serotonin-Dopamine Interactions
    Cork, CO, Ireland 2018
    ISSR travel award
  • "Can neuromodulatory neural circuits be degenerate? A theoretical investigation of serotonin-dopamine interaction in conditioning tasks”
    Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan 2018
    Computational neuroscience course
  • Computational Modelling of Serotonin-Dopamine Interactions and analysis of serotonergic systems
    Erlangen, BY, Germany 2018
    3rd OpenMultiMed Training School travel award
  • Computational neural circuit modeling of serotonin-dopamine interactions
    Lausanne, VD, Switzerland 2017
    Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits (NM 2 )

Honors & Recognition

Swartz fellow2021

Departments & Organizations