Research Interests: Neuroscience of Perception, Touch Perception, Multi-modal Somatosensory Processing, Aesthetic Perception & Creativity, Design Pedagogy & Behavioural Change, Science Communication



  • BSc: Loyola College, Chennai, India, 1998
  • MSc: University of Madras, India, 2000
  • PhD: National Brain Research Centre, India, 2013


Selected Publications:

  • Lazar L* The Cognitive Neuroscience of Design Creativity. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, Volume: 12 October 31, 2018.
  • Lazar L, Chand P, Rajan R, Mohammed H, Jain N. Inputs from the Opposable Thumb are Processed in an Independent Module in Somatosensory Cortex of Macaque Monkeys. (under preparation).
  • Tandon S, Kambi N, Lazar L, Mohammed H, Jain N. Large-scale expansion of the face representation in somatosensory areas of the lateral sulcus after spinal cord injuries in monkeys. J Neurosci. 2009; 29:12009-19.
  • Kambi N, Tandon S, Mohammed H, Lazar L, Jain N. Reorganization of the primary motor cortex of the adult macaque monkeys after sensory loss resulting from partial spinal cord injuries. J Neurosci. 2011; 31:3696-3707.



  • Assistant Teaching Professor – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar (Dec 2019 to Present)
  • Visiting Faculty – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar (Dec 2016 – Dec 2019)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Harvard Medical School (BIDMC) (Jan 2014 – July 2015)
  • Research Associate – National Brain Research Centre, India (Aug 2013 – Jan 2014)