Jai Subramanian

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacology & Toxicology
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Malott Hall
Room 5060
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Dr. Subramanian received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and a position as a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his postdoctoral research, he used in vitro and in vivo imaging technologies to understand mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in mouse cortical neurons.

Dr. Subramanian’s research focuses primarily on synaptic plasticity associated with learning and memory and their dysfunction in mouse models of neurodegenerative disorders. His lab utilizes state of the art approaches, such as single neuron genetic manipulations, in vivo synaptic labeling and multi-color two photon imaging.


Research Scientist, Elly Nedivi lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Alexei Morozov lab, National Institutes of Health

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Norm Arnheim lab, University of Southern California

M.S., Biotechnology, MS University of Baroda

B.S., Botany, Bharathidasan University

Research Interests

  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Learning and memory
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Cognition

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU