We are a part of School of Biology at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. While the building of the school is nearing completion at the permanent campus at Vithura, 40 kms from the city, we are currently functional at the transient campus located at the College of Engineering campus in Thiruvananthapuram. PI of the lab, Dr. Satish Khurana, joined IISER TVM in July 2015 and the first students joined in Dec. 2015, marking a very humble beginning of the group. 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.