We are a part of School of Biology at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram. Our campus is located in Vithura 45 kms from the city. PI of the lab, Dr. Satish Khurana, joined IISER TVM in July 2015 with first students joining in Dec. 2015, marking a humble beginning of the group. The lab is supported by DBT-Wellcome trust India Alliance grant to the PI (intermediate fellowship of the IA). The interest of the lab lies in the field of stem cells and development with major focus on hematopoietic system. Various projects in the lab involve studies on functional regulation of embryonic and adult hematopoietic system by energy production pathways and integrin signaling.