Rohan Jagirdar

Rohan Jagirdar, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine


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Rohan is a neuroscientist working as an Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine. For over 5 years, he has been researching how potential dysfunction in thalamocortical network, that is regulated by the thalamic reticular nucleus, gives rise to sleep related issues and pathological changes in Alzheimer’s disease. He has over 10 years of experience in performing research in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. During his graduate degree, he focused on understanding epigenetic changes in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. He completed PhD in Neuroscience from Innsbruck Medical University in Austria. He was always been interested in understanding the complexity and beauty of the human brain. To pursue his passion, he left India at the age of 20 to start his research journey in Germany, where he completed a MSc in Neuroscience from Bonn University.

Outside of work, he takes interest in organic vegetable gardening. He is also an avid swimmer and soccer player.