Lalit Kaurani,



Dr. Lalit Kaurani is a Senior Research Scientist at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in University of Göttingen with Prof. Dr. Andre Fischer, Aging and Cognitive diseases Lab, Dept. Epigenetic Mechanisms of Neurodegerenative Diseases.


He works in neuro-epigenetics field. He studies epigenome changes during the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.

He is interested in the mechanism that play a significant role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer, Schizophrenia and depression disorder. Using transciptomic, smallRNAome sequencing and single cell RNA sequencing with neuronal cell culture and mice behavior experiments, he tries to observe epigenome plasticity in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.



PhD Biotechnology          2009 - 2015

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India

M.Sc. Biotechnology         2005 - 2007

Punjab University, Punjab, India

B.Sc Biotechnology           2002-2005

Jai Narayan Vyas University, Rajasthan, India

Research Experience

Innate immune memory in the brain

(Study published in Nature, 2018)

Postdoc Research - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)


Circulating microRNAs as marker and therapy for early cognitive deficits

Postdoc Research - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)


Effect of Early Life Stress on smallRNAome in Patients with Schizophrenia

Postdoc Research - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Role of DNA Copy Number Variation in Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration

PhD Research - CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology