Gwalior, India: Aijaz Ahmad Naik, CSIR-SRF at School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior bagged 1st prize and young scientist award in Life Science category at 32nd Madhya Pradesh young scientist Congress 2017 organized by Madhya Pradesh council for science and technology. He hails from Amirabad Tral village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The award included a merit certificate and a cash prize of 25 thousand Indian rupees.
In addition, the awardee is entitled with a six month fellowship to work in any national laboratory, contingency grant and travel and other allowances by the M.P council for science and technology.
Aijaz Naik is working on the developing brain core specialized in glial cell research under the supervision of Prof Ishan Patro and Dr. Nisha Patro.
Aijaz Naik has been addressing how long term maternal protein deprivation affects the astrocyte and oligodendrocyte formation and turnover in the developing brain and how such early life stress affects the behavioral and cognitive abilities of the F1 generation.
His research involves dissecting embryonic and postnatal Sprague Dawley rat brains.
The researcher is of the view that early life fetal programing due to stressors regulates later life brain functioning and increased risk for early onset neurological complications.
Aijaz Naik has published some of his reports in high impact neuroscience journals and has many awards to his credit.
Recently he has been awarded with best paper for poster award from Indian Cell Biology society.
He has also presented his research work in Japan and attended an imaging workshop organized by Biomedical Research, AIST Tsukuba, Japan.