Dr. Kamalesh K. Gulia
Scientist 'F'
Phone :
91 471 2520398, 91 9048344712

PhD, University of Delhi, 1996

MSc, University of Delhi, 1988

BSc (Hons), University of Delhi, 1984

Scientist-F, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2017 - continue

Scientist-E, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2014 to 2017

Scientist-D, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2011 to 2014

Scientist-D (Ad-Hoc), Comprehensive Center for Sleep Disorders, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2009 to 2011

Scientist (WOS-A), National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2009

PDF, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2007-2009

Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellow, Fukushima Medical University, Japan, 2006-2007

Pool Officer (SRA), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2004-2006

Research Associate, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1998-2004

Elected General Secretary (2018-2021); Treasurer (2011-2018), Indian Society for Sleep Research

Elected Executive Member of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (2018 to 2020)

Elected Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) 2016

Editorial Board member in Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology

Co-Editor in proceeding of the 4th National conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research -2010 and Study material of the National Sleep Medicine Course-2010

Member, International J of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST) ISSN: 0974-3987

Best Presentation Award for the talk, Lack of awareness on peri-pregnancy health and jeopardising maternal-child outcomes, in the Technical Session on Women in Health, Economy and Power 2nd International conference of Future of Women 2019 with theme ???Voices of Women: Transition from Inspiration to Action??? on 15 Feb 2019 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Won 1st place in #SocialMediaBINGO game with prize money of 400 USD held by the World Sleep 2019.

Best Poster Award (Kamalesh K Gulia) for the work Pre-clinical evaluation of alpha-asarone, an active principle of Acorus calamus for management of insomnia and anxiety authored by Gulia KK, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2015) at the International Training Workshop on ???Herbal Medicine: Drug Discovery from Herbs - Approaches, Innovations and Applications???, Mysore (Karnataka) & Ooty (Tamil Nadu), India, 2015

Women Scientist's Award by Department of Science & Technology, India, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellowship Award 2006 - 2007

Young Investigator Award in 29th Annual Meeting of Japanese Neuroscience Society at Kyoto, Japan, 2006

Award for Senior Research Associate (Scientist's Pool) by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2004-2006

Best poster award at International Symposium in Systems Neuroscience at National Brain Research Center at Manesar, India, 2003

Award for Young Scientist at the 4th Asian Sleep Research Society Congress at Zhuhai, China, with prize of US $ 300, 2004

The Young Investigator Award by FAOPS to attend 34th IUPS Congress held at Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001

Award for best/ most Scientifically Valuable Poster at the 3rd Asian Sleep Research Society Congress sponsored by Israeli Sleep Research Society, with prize of US $ 1000 at Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

Award for Research Associate by Indian Council for Medical Research from 1998-2001

Award for Junior and Senior Research Fellow by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 1992-1994 and 1994-1996 respectively

NET award: Qualified National Eligibility Test for lectureship and fellowship conducted jointly by University Grants Commission (UGC)-CSIR, 1991

Neurophysiology of sleep and arousal systems

Sleep restriction and cognition

Role of sleep in developmental programming

Interrelationship between sleep and thermoregulation

Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia

Development of an indigenous wireless PSG system

Sleep research- Basic and applied

Basic Research: To study neural dynamics in brain after sleep deprivation using animal models and simulation protocols in human. To identify the role of sleep during different phases of development on cognitive programming. To look for mechanism that interlinks sleep-body temperature in conditions of sleep restriction and scientific evaluation of Ayurvedic principles for regulation of sleep.

Translational Research: Evaluation of ambient temperature manipulation as a non-pharmacological intervention for treatment of primary insomnia and to evaluate inflammatory markers after acute and chronic sleep deprivation.

Teaching: Basic Neurophysiology and Neurodiagnostics to Neuro-technicians & MTech students

IBRO International Research Fellowship 2006 - 2007

Senior Research Associate Fellowship (CSIR): 2004-2006

Research Associate Fellowship (ICMR): 1998-2002

JRF & SRF (CSIR) 1991-1992 & 1993-1995

International Brain Research Organization

Japanese Society for Neuroscience

Indian Academy of Neurosciences

Indian Society of Physiology and Pharmacology

Indian Society for Sleep Research

Kerala Academy of Sciences

To alleviate cognitive deficits in the offspring induced by sleep loss during pregnancy by administering alpha-asarone: A study in an animal model

The effects of maternal sleep deprivation (restriction) on cognition in the offspring in an animal model.

To investigate the effects of acute sleep restriction on sleep and body temperature interactions in different age groups of healthy subjects.

To investigate the effects of short- and long-term administration of alpha-asarone on oxidative stress and anxiety alleviation in insomnia model in rats.

To investigate the role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during development in regulation of sexual arousal and erectile events in adult rats.

Action of Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) extracts on sleep and reproductive system in obese male rats (NAM Center for S & T, Delhi) for Mr Deeh Defo Patrice Brice (PhD student, Univ of Dschang, Cameroon) (2015)

Established a specialized new research laboratory, Division of Sleep Research, of International standard at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum. The translational research pertains to theme that affects each one of us in current era of 24X7.

Introduced 2 new PhD modules in Neurophysiology with 2 Credits after approval from BOS in the Institutes Academic program

Pursued and introduced new course module, Neurophysiology of Sleep, for the PhD comprehensive examination in the Institutes Academic program.

IBRO-APRC SCHOOL 2019, Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, SIC of Division of Sleep Research, organized IBRO-APRC SCHOOL 2019: International Neuroscience School on Advanced Techniques to Explore the Functions of Normal & Diseased Brain from 22nd April to 6th May 2019, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. The School was supported by IBRO APRC, France.

Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, SIC of Division of Sleep Research (then named as Sleep Disorders Research Laboratory) organized ASRS-2014 International conference at Kovalam during September 22-24, 2014. It was attended by delegates, Sleep Medicine experts and Sleep Researchers from 16 countries including Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Georgia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Israel and India

Organized National Conference (4th National Conference of India Society for Sleep Research) successfully on December 13, 2010 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. As Organizing Secretary (Kamalesh K Gulia) of the ISSR 2010, generous support was received from ICMR, CSIR and DBT.

Organized 5th National Sleep Medicine Course Workshop (NSMC-2010), an advance Course/ Workshop by Indo-Japan-US Faculty in collaboration with ISSR (Indian Society of Sleep Research) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during December 11-12, 2010. As Organizing Secretary (Kamalesh K Gulia) of the NSMC 2010, financial support was obtained from the DST.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Ultrasonic vocalizations and behavior of rat pups born from sleep-deprived dams. In Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience Series, Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalizations-A Window into the Emotional Brain. Edited by Stefan M Brudzynski, Chapter 44, Vol 25, pages 467-478.

Gulia KK, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2017). Approach to Sleep Disorders in the Traditional School of Indian Medicine: Alternative Medicine II. In: Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects. (4th Edition) Chapter 57, 2017 ISBN 978-1-4939-6578-6, pp 1221-1232

Gulia KK, Mallick HN, Kumar VM (2005). Sleep and sexual behavior: A Crosstalk. In: Medimond S.r.l (International Proc. Div.) 2nd Interim Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies-WFSRSMS. (ISBN: 88-7587-210-4), p 7-13.

Gulia KK, Mallick HN (2002). Sleep related penile erections: A Perspective. In: Proc. of the 2nd National Conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research. Eds: BM Kutty and TR Raju. 105-109.

Ms Arathi R (PhD): Study of sleep-wake properties of alpha-Asarone, and active principle of Acorus calamus LINN, in animal insomnia model

Ms Aswathi BS (PhD): Sleep profile of rat offspring of sleep deprived mothers

Ms Johnsy Mary SL (MPhil): Evaluation of sleep-wakefulness profile and the behavioural phenotype of male rats during middle age that are born to the REM sleep deprived rats during pregnancy

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2019). Alpha-Asarone A hypnotic with a potential for long-term use. Sleep Biological Rhythms. Sleep and Biological Rhythm 17: 49-61.

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2019). Alpha-Asarone in management of sleep deprivation induced memory deficits and anxiety in rat model. Sleep and Biological Rhythm 17: 37-47.

Deeh PBD, Watcho P, Gulia KK (2019). Improvement of sexual behaviour and ejaculatory parameters by the methanolic extract of Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) in high fat diet fed sexually sluggish male rats. Phcog Mag. 15: S54-61.

Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2018). Immature sleep pattern in newborn rats when dams encountered sleep restriction during pregnancy. International J Developmental Neurosci. 69: 60-67.

Radhakrishnan A, Gulia KK (2018). Categories of Wistar rats based on anxiety traits: a study using factor and cluster method. Annals of Neuroscience. 25:234-240.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Sleep disorders in the elderly: A growing challenge. Psychogeriatrics, 18: 155-165.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Proper sleep during pregnancy for mental health of new-born: An evidence based appeal to policy makers. Sleep Vigilance. 2: 97-98.

Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2018). The effects of rapid eye movement sleep deprivation during late pregnancy on newborns sleep. J Sleep Res. 27: 197-205

Gulia KK, Kayama Y, Koyama Y (2018). Assessment of the septal area neuronal activity during penile erections in rapid eye movement sleep and waking in the rats. J Physiol Sci. 68: 567-577

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2017). Sleep promoting potential of low dose alpha-Asarone in rat model. Neuropharmacology 125: 13-29

Gulia KK, Sivadas N, Kumar VM (2017). Reduced theta coherence and P wave ratio linked to memory deficits after sleep deprivation in rat model. Sleep Vigilance, 1: 21-29.

Sivadas N, Radhakrishnan A, Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2017). Dynamic changes in sleep pattern during post-partum in normal pregnancy in rat model. Behav Brain Res. 320: 264-274

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2016). Sleep Deprivation during Pregnancy: The Cost of Ignorance! SM J Sleep Disord. 2(1): 1004.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2016). Sleep Medicine in Ayurveda. Sleep Med Rev. 25:131.

Gulia KK, Patel N, Kumar VM (2015). Increased ultrasonic vocalizations and risk-taking in rat pups of sleep-deprived dams. Physiol Behav. 139: 59-66.

Radhakrishnan A, Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2015). Sleep deprivation during late pregnancy produces hyperactivity and increased risk-taking behaviour in offspring. Brain Res. 1596: 88-98.

Gulia KK, Patel N, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2014). Reduction in ultrasonic vocalizations in pups born to rapid eye movement sleep restricted mothers in rat model. PLoS One. 9(1):e84948.

Gulia KK (2012). Dynamism in activity of the neural networks in brain is the basis of sleep-wakefulness oscillations. Front Neurol. 3: 38. Epub 2012

Associate-Editor of Journal Sleep & Vigilance


Kimura, J.; Suzuki, Y.; Mizumura, K.; Katagiri, C.; Azuma, K.; Hao, L.; Gulia, K.K.; Wray, S.; Iguchi-Ariga, S.M.M.; Barrett, K.E., Report on the Women in Physiology Symposium in IUPS 2009, The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2010, 60; 227-234, http://www.springerlink.com/content/a4m74wx6132m0248/
GULIA, KK; MALLICK, HN, HOMOSEXUALITY: A DILEMMA IN DISCOURSE!, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2010, 54; 5-20, http://www.ijpp.com/vol54_1/5-20.pdf
Sharma, K.; Gulia, K.K.; Kumar, V.M.; Mallick, H.N., Perirhinal cortex lesions delay ejaculation in rats, Behavioural brain research, 2008, 189; 212-215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.004
Gulia, KK; Jodo, E.; Kawauchi, A.; Miki, T.; Kayama, Y.; Mallick, HN; Koyama, Y., The septal area, site for the central regulation of penile erection during waking and rapid eye movement sleep in rats: A stimulation study, Neuroscience, 2008, 156; 1064-1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.08.032
Mallick, HN; Tandon, S.; Jagannathan, NR; Gulia, KK; Kumar, VM, Brain areas activated after ejaculation in healthy young human subjects, Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology, 2007, 51; 81, http://www.ijpp.com/vol51_1/81-85.pdf
KK, Gulia; HN, Mallick; VM, Kumar, GABA-A receptors at the medial preoptic area modulate sleep in a dose dependent manner in male rats, Neuroscience Research, 2006, 55
AA, Farooqui; Gulia, K.K.; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Effect of glutamate injection at the medial preoptic area on sleep-wakefulness in male rats, Sleep Biol Rhythms, 2005, 3; A74
Gulia, KK; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Atenolol or butoxamine injection at the lateral septum doesn't inhibit male sexual behavior in rats., Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2005, 49; 103-107, http://www.ijpp.com/vol49_1/103_107.pdf
Kumari Gulia, K.; Nanda Mallick, H.; Mohan Kumar, V., Ambient temperature related sleep changes in rats neonatally treated with capsaicin, Physiology & behavior, 2005, 85; 414-418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.05.001
Gulia, Kamalesh Kumari; Mallick, Hruda Nanda; Kumar, Velayudhan Mohan, Sleep-related penile erections do not occur in rats during carbachol-induced rapid eye movement sleep., Behav Brain Res, 2004, 154; 585-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313048