Dr. Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bengaluru was awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2018 for his contribution in the field of Schizophrenia research.He was awarded a cash prize of ₹5lacs and a plaque by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, 43, graduated in medicine in 1998 from Stanley Medical College, completed his MD in Psychiatry in 2001 and PhD in Psychiatry (Schizophrenia) in 2013 from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).
He did his clinical research studies under Professor B. N. Gangadhar and Professor M. S. Keshavan at NIMHANS. Later, he worked in University of Sheffield at the SCANLab as a clinical research fellow for training in advanced brain imaging techniques under Sean Spence, who pioneered the brain scan lie detector.
On his return to India in 2004, he joined NIMHANS as an assistant professor of psychiatry and holds the position of professor of psychiatry since 2016. At NIMHANS, he heads the Translational Psychiatry Laboratory (TransPsych Lab) as its principal investigator and hosts a number of researchers. He also serves as a consultant at the Schizophrenia Clinic and the Metabolic Clinic in Psychiatry of the institution. He coordinates the WISER Neuromodulation Program at NIMHANS.