Dr. Kamalesh K. Gulia
Scientist 'F'
Phone :
91 471 2520398, 91 9048344712

PhD, University of Delhi, 1996

MSc, University of Delhi, 1988

BSc (Hons), University of Delhi, 1984

Scientist-D, Comprehensive Center for Sleep Disorders, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2009 till date

Scientist (WOS-A), National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2009

PDF, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2007-2009

Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellow, Fukushima Medical University, Japan, 2006-2007

Pool Officer (SRA), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2004-2006

Research Associate, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1998-2004

Editorial Board member in Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology

Co-Editor in proceeding of the 4th National conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research -2010 and Study material of the National Sleep Medicine Course-2010

Member, International J of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST) ISSN: 0974-3987

Treasurer, Indian Society for Sleep Research, 2011-2013

Women Scientist's Award by Department of Science & Technology, India, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellowship Award 2006 - 2007

Young Investigator Award in 29th Annual Meeting of Japanese Neuroscience Society at Kyoto, Japan, 2006

Award for Senior Research Associate (Scientist's Pool) by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2004-2006

Award for Young Scientist at the 4th Asian Sleep Research Society Congress at Zhuhai, China, with prize of US $ 300, 2004

Best poster award at International Symposium in Systems Neuroscience at National Brain Research Center at Manesar, India, 2003

The Young Investigator Award by FAOPS to attend 34th IUPS Congress held at Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001

Award for best/ most Scientifically Valuable Poster at the 3rd Asian Sleep Research Society Congress sponsored by Israeli Sleep Research Society, with prize of US $ 1000 at Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

Award for Research Associate by Indian Council for Medical Research from 1998-2001

Award for Junior and Senior Research Fellow by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 1992-1994 and 1994-1996 respectively

NET award: Qualified National Eligibility Test for lectureship and fellowship conducted jointly by University Grants Commission (UGC)-CSIR, 1991

Neurophysiology of sleep and arousal systems

Sleep restriction and cognition

Role of sleep in developmental programming

Interrelationship between sleep and thermoregulation

Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia

Development of an indigenous wireless PSG system

Sleep research- Basic and applied

Basic Research: To study neural dynamics in brain after sleep deprivation using animal models and simulation protocols in human. To identify the role of sleep during different phases of development on cognitive programming. To look for mechanism that interlinks sleep-body temperature in conditions of sleep restriction and scientific evaluation of Ayurvedic principles for regulation of sleep.

Translational Research: Evaluation of ambient temperature manipulation as a non-pharmacological intervention for treatment of primary insomnia and to evaluate inflammatory markers after acute and chronic sleep deprivation.

Teaching: Basic Neurophysiology and Neurodiagnostics to Neuro-technicians & MTech students

IBRO International Research Fellowship 2006 - 2007

Senior Research Associate Fellowship (CSIR): 2004-2006

Research Associate Fellowship (ICMR): 1998-2002

JRF & SRF (CSIR) 1991-1992 & 1993-1995

International Brain Research Organization

Japanese Society for Neuroscience

Indian Academy of Neurosciences

Indian Society of Physiology and Pharmacology

Indian Society for Sleep Research

Kerala Academy of Sciences

The effects of maternal sleep deprivation (restriction) on cognition in the offspring in an animal model.

To investigate the role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during development in regulation of sexual arousal and erectile events in adult rats.

To investigate the effects of acute sleep restriction on sleep and body temperature interactions in different age groups of healthy subjects.

To investigate the effects of short- and long-term administration of alpha-asarone on oxidative stress and anxiety alleviation in insomnia model in rats.

Scientific evaluation of the sleep-wake altering property of ?-asarone, an active principle of Acorus Calamus

Sleep Research lab


Kimura, J.; Suzuki, Y.; Mizumura, K.; Katagiri, C.; Azuma, K.; Hao, L.; Gulia, K.K.; Wray, S.; Iguchi-Ariga, S.M.M.; Barrett, K.E., Report on the Women in Physiology Symposium in IUPS 2009, The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2010, 60; 227-234, http://www.springerlink.com/content/a4m74wx6132m0248/
GULIA, KK; MALLICK, HN, HOMOSEXUALITY: A DILEMMA IN DISCOURSE!, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2010, 54; 5-20, http://www.ijpp.com/vol54_1/5-20.pdf
Sharma, K.; Gulia, K.K.; Kumar, V.M.; Mallick, H.N., Perirhinal cortex lesions delay ejaculation in rats, Behavioural brain research, 2008, 189; 212-215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.004
Gulia, KK; Jodo, E.; Kawauchi, A.; Miki, T.; Kayama, Y.; Mallick, HN; Koyama, Y., The septal area, site for the central regulation of penile erection during waking and rapid eye movement sleep in rats: A stimulation study, Neuroscience, 2008, 156; 1064-1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.08.032
Mallick, HN; Tandon, S.; Jagannathan, NR; Gulia, KK; Kumar, VM, Brain areas activated after ejaculation in healthy young human subjects, Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology, 2007, 51; 81, http://www.ijpp.com/vol51_1/81-85.pdf
KK, Gulia; HN, Mallick; VM, Kumar, GABA-A receptors at the medial preoptic area modulate sleep in a dose dependent manner in male rats, Neuroscience Research, 2006, 55
AA, Farooqui; Gulia, K.K.; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Effect of glutamate injection at the medial preoptic area on sleep-wakefulness in male rats, Sleep Biol Rhythms, 2005, 3; A74
Gulia, KK; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Atenolol or butoxamine injection at the lateral septum doesn't inhibit male sexual behavior in rats., Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2005, 49; 103-107, http://www.ijpp.com/vol49_1/103_107.pdf
Kumari Gulia, K.; Nanda Mallick, H.; Mohan Kumar, V., Ambient temperature related sleep changes in rats neonatally treated with capsaicin, Physiology & behavior, 2005, 85; 414-418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.05.001
Gulia, Kamalesh Kumari; Mallick, Hruda Nanda; Kumar, Velayudhan Mohan, Sleep-related penile erections do not occur in rats during carbachol-induced rapid eye movement sleep., Behav Brain Res, 2004, 154; 585-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313048