Dr Poonam Thakur
Assistant Professor Grade I (Biology)
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  • Elected as Executive Committee Member- India Academy of Neuroscience (2024-2027)


  • Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowship (2019-2024)
  • Senior research fellowship from ICMR (2013)

Research Award 

  • Junior Scientist Award for best research in the field of Parkinson's disease by "International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society" (2016)


  • Gold medal from Panjab University for the first rank in BSc-Biophysics. 

Travel Awards 

  • Travel award to attend 45th Annual Meeting of Japanese Neuroscience Society in Okinawa Japan (2022)
  • Travel award to attend 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, Canada (2017).
  • FENS-IBRO/PERC travel award to attend FENS Forum at Copenhagen, Denmark (2016).
  • Melvin Yahr travel award to attend “XX World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders” in Geneva, Switzerland (2013).
  • Travel award for hands-on workshop in Neurochemistry and Electron Microscopy held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), India (2012).
  • IBRO travel award to attend 3rd IBRO School of Neuroscience, Malaysia (2012).
  • Travel award for workshop on Neuroinformatics held at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, India (2011).