Hello! This is Amit Hasan

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Hello! I am  AMIT HASAN, first year PhD Student in Neuroscience at Institute of Neuroscience Paris-Saclay (NeuroPSI), University of Paris-Saclay, Paris, France. 

Previously, I completed my undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. Afterward, I pursued my master’s degree in Life Sciences and Health, followed by Computational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering at the University of Paris-Saclay in Paris, France.    

I am highly passionate about applied research. Brainstorming research problems, doing experiments inside the laboratory, analyzing a large volume data set, and finally deducing a result from that intrigues me a lot. Since I am fond of  unpredictability  in life, and research capable of supplying that now and then, my future goal is to spend as much time as possible in academia.  

I can bear suffering with a smiling face and make suffering meaningful at the end. My fascination spreads from history to psychology and theology to philosophy. I like people who have interesting stories in their basket, and who are often unpredictable, while I lose interest when people become predictable. I am an extrovert person, but like introvert people – literally I like their silence. 

Besides, I love to  read  books and feel better when I  write. I often write short stories, book reviews, and travel stories.  I feel blessed when I travel and meet new people.  I have a dream to do  science journalism in multiple languages. Overall, I have so many interests and I am curious by nature. You may find myself sometimes irritating, sometimes friendly; however, sometimes silence like long winter nights. 

I don’t think too much about my future, but life always forces me to do that. 

Education

PhD Student in Neuroscience
(2023 - 2026)

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Masters in Computational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering
(2022 - 2023)


Masters in Life Sciences and Health
(2021 - 2022)

Masters in Biotechnology
(2019-2021)

Rajshahi University Bangladesh

Bachelor in Biotechnology
(2015-2019)

Rajshahi University Bangladesh

Research
Experiences

PhD Research Topic (2023-2026)

Role of ascending and descending pathways in sensorimotor decisions and locomotion

Moving in the world – neurons, network and muscles 
 
Model system – Drosophila Larva 

Research Outputs (Pre-print)

Masters Research Internship (Oct 2022 – July 2023)   

Using calcium imaging to monitor neuronal activity and charcaterize motor patterns underlying defensive behavior of Drosophila larva elicited by stimuli and/or optogenetic activation

Masters Research Internship (Apr 2022 – Jul 2022)

Identification and Characterization of driver lines with single-neuron expression patterns and determine their neurotransmitter identity in the nervous system of Drosophila larvae

Masters Thesis (Jun 2019 – Jul 2021)

The Investigation of Nonsynonymous Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of human SLC6A4 gene associated with depression: An In Silico Approach

Conferences
&
Publications

NeuroPSI Opening Conference - 2023

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lehman, Maxime, Chloe Barre, Md Amit Hasan, Benjamin Flament, Sandra Autran, Neena Dhiman, Peter Soba, Jean-Baptiste Masson, and Tihana Jovanic. “Neural circuits underlying context-dependent competition between defensive actions in Drosophila larva.” bioRxiv (2023): 2023-12. (Read the Pre-print
  • de Tredern E, Manceau D, Blanc A, Sakagiannis P, Barre C, Sus V, Viscido F, Hasan MA, Autran S, Nawrot M, Masson JB. Feeding-state dependent neuropeptidergic modulation of reciprocally interconnected inhibitory neurons biases sensorimotor decisions in Drosophila. bioRxiv. 2023 Dec 26:2023-12. (Read the Pre-print)
  • Hasan MA, Hakim FT, Shovon MT, Islam MM, Islam MS, Islam MA. The investigation of nonsynonymous SNPs of human SLC6A4 gene associated with depression: An in silico approach. Heliyon. 2021 Aug 1;7(8):e07815. (Read the article
  • Islam MS, Sultana R, Hasan MA, Alam MS, Sikdar B, Kamaruzzaman M, Islam MA. Characterization and biocontrol measures of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae associated with citrus blast disease. Vegetos. 2020 Sep;33:555-69. (Read the article

Academic Conferences

  • Md Amit Hasan, Sandra Autran, Maxime Lehman, Dylan Manceau, Agnija Vintisa, Marie R. Greaney, Ellie S. Heckscher, Tihana Jovanic*. Mapping sensorimotor circuit underlying defensive behavior of Drosophila larva. Poster, FENS Forum 2024 | International Neuroscience Conference, Vienna, Austria. June, 2024

  • Md Amit Hasan, Sandra Autran, Maxime Lehman, Dylan Manceau, Agnija Vintisa, Marie R. Greaney, Ellie S. Heckscher, Tihana Jovanic*. Mapping sensorimotor circuit underlying defensive behavior of Drosophila larva. Poster, 2nd Pre-FENS Satellite Symposium, Motor Control Across Scales, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), Vienna, Austria. June, 2024

  • Md Amit Hasan, Sandra Autran, Maxime Lehman, Dylan Manceau, Marie R. Greaney, Ellie S. Heckscher, Tihana Jovanic*. Mapping sensorimotor circuit underlying defensive behavior of Drosophila larva. Oral, VIP & DIF , Institut Jacques Monod, France. June, 2024

  • Md Amit HASAN, Sandra AUTRAN, Maxime Lehman, Dylan MANCEAU, Marie R. Greaney, Ellie S. Heckscher, Tihana JOVANIC*. Mapping sensorimotor circuit underlying defensive behavior of Drosophila larva. Oral, Club of Neurobiology Invertebrate (CNI), France. May 2024.

  • Md Amit Hasan, Autran Sandra, Dylan Manceau, Tihana Jovanic*. Monitoring motor neuron acitivity using calcium imaging and optogentics to decode behavior in Drosophila larvae. Poster, Exploring the Brain, GS-LSH, University of Paris-Saclay, France. February 2024.
  • Md Amit Hasan, Dylan Manceau, Tihana Jovanic*. Monitoring motor neuron acitivity using calcium imaging and optogentics to decode behavior in Drosophila larvae. PosterNeuroPSI Opening Day Conference, NeuroPSIUniversity of Paris Saclay, Paris, France. May 2023. 

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