Ayanabha Chakraborti

Assistant Research Professor - Phoenix

Areas of Interest

Gut-Brain Axis and Mood Disorders, Sex differences in Stress related Disorders, Metabolic Syndrome and Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities


Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012, University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
PhD 2008, Pharmacology, University of Delhi, India


Dr. Ayanabha Chakraborti is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Translational Neurosciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix (UA-COMP). Before joining UA-COMP, he worked as a Research Faculty/Instructor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also served as the Managing Director of the Animal Behavioral Assessment Core at UAB. Dr. Chakraborti has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Delhi, India, and has received postdoctoral training at NIDA, NIH, and the University of California, San Francisco. He has also worked as a Senior Lecturer (Neuroscience & Physiology) at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine, Monash University, Malaysia, and as an Assistant Consultant (Drug Development R&D) at the Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services, India. Over the years, Dr. Chakraborti’s research has focused on understanding the mechanisms by which exposure to stress alters neuronal function leading to neuropsychiatric disorders like anxiety and depression. His current research interests involve elucidating the complex microbiota-gut-brain signaling mechanisms that mediate the pathophysiology of mental illnesses and identifying novel molecular targets for therapeutic intervention. 

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