Welcome to the Chandran Lab!

Our research in the Chandran Lab focuses on how the nervous system works, and how it responds and repairs itself due to the damage caused by injury or disease.

Our Areas of Focus

PNS & CNS Regeneration

We performed the first systems approach to study neural repair mechanism by pioneering work in functional genomics.

Friedreich’s Ataxia

Reduced expression of frataxin (Fxn) is the cause of Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA), an early-onset neurodegenerative disease resulting in early mortality.

In the News

FRDA mouse model. Ataxia UK – Interview

Julie Vallortigara PhD Research Officer, Ataxia UK Talks to IARC 2017 Speaker: Vijay Chandran, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics…

#IARC2017 – New Mouse Model of Friedreich’s…

A new mouse model of Friedreich’s ataxia, detailed at IARC 2017, exhibits human features of the disease and has the potential to be of ” broad…

FARA Featured Scientist: April 2016

Vijay, as he prefers to be called, grew up in the delightfully named town of Ooty, a tourist venue in the South India region of Tamil Nadu. He went…