Dr. Ayanabha Chakraborti is a Biomedical Scientist with more than 10 years of research experience in academia and industry. He is currently working as a Scientist/Senior Researcher at the Department of Surgery, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Dr. Chakraborti obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Delhi, India and subsequently received his postdoctoral training at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of California, San Francisco. He has also received advanced training in space radiation biology at NASA. He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Malaysia and as a Scientist at the Computational Life Sciences Division, Tata Consultancy Services. Dr. Chakraborti has made a significant contribution in understanding the mechanisms that mediate sex and age-related differences in neurobehavioral responses to stress. Dr. Chakraborti’s research also elucidated the critical involvement of dendritic spine alterations in the development of cognitive deficits following exposure to radiation. Dr. Chakraborti has several publications in reputed journals as is also serving as a reviewer for a number of neuroscience, pharmacology, and radiation biology journals. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the Royal Society of Biology, UK and the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. Dr. Chakraborti’s ongoing work involves understanding the mechanisms by which stress and gastrointestinal inflammation interact to modify neuronal circuits in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key brain region associated with reward, anxiety, and depression.