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Professor of Neurobiology and Director of Molecular Biosciences


  • BS - Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, Madras Uni., India
  • MS - Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India
  • PhD - Neuroscience, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Teaching Specialties

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Lecture & Lab for undergraduates)
  • Mammalian Neurobiology (Lecture & Lab for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Animal Physiology (Lecture & Lab for undergraduates)
  • Pharmacology (Neuropharmacology for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Cell Signaling (for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (Graduate students)
  • Fluorescent microscopic Applications in Cell Biology (Graduate Students)

Research Interests

Neuroscience, Nano Materials and Neuronal Interaction

  • Environmental Neurotoxicity
  • Organophosphate (pesticide) toxicity on invertebrate and mammalian neurons
  • Effects of nicotine exposure on developing autonomic neurons in mammals
  • Acetylcholinesterase's novel, neurotrophic function in invertebrate and mammalian neuron
  • Trophic mechanisms to promote repair and regeneration in spinal cord and brain injury

Dr. Srivatsan directs the neuroscience laboratory. She employs cellular and molecular techniques such as cell culture, immunocytochemistry, affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, ELISA, Western and Northern blots, spectrophotometry, light and fluorescence microscopy, real time imaging, calcium imaging, morphometry and microarray (gene chip) analysis in her research.

Malathi Srivatsan

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3167
P: 870-972-2638


Building: Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Room: 205