Dr. Shivakumar is a clinician scientist currently working as Scientist-D in the Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru. His research specializations are, translational research in psychiatry, neuroimaging in psychiatry, cognition research in psychiatry, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and neurobiology of yoga. He has been a recepient of “Young scientist in newer research areas” and holds an “Early Career Fellowship” grant by the Wellcome Trust- DBT India Alliance