Subhash Kulkarni, PhD.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Medicine


I received my PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and went on to do my post-doctoral training at Stanford University, first working on Evolutionary Genetics and then into Neurogastroenterology.


Since moving to Johns Hopkins, my research has been focused on understanding the origin and development of the enteric nervous system (ENS) and its maintenance in adults. The seminal contribution of my lab working together with a team of collaborators has been to show the presence of a rapid and a robust mechanism of neurogenesis in the adult gut, that maintains neuronal populations to conserve gastrointestinal function. My lab in collaboration with other labs at JHU and beyond is studying the biotic and abiotic factors that maintain ENS structure and the mechanisms by which the ENS connects and cross-talks with other gastrointestinal cells.


Alpana Singh.jpg


Shriya website.jpg

Alpana Singh, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow 

I am interested in studying the age-associated changes in the mammalian ENS and how they relate to neurodegenerative disorders

Chengxiu Zhang

Research Technician

Alicia Bukowski, BS

Research Assistant


Currently: Veterinary Technician at JHU

Monalee Saha, PhD

Research Associate 

Currently: Research Associate in the Pasricha Lab at JHU

Shriya Bakhshi


Currently: Undergraduate Student Assistant

Zhuolun Wang


Currently: Graduate Student at Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Program