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)