Dr Hari Subramanian

Senior Research Fellow

Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 334 64815


Dr. Hari Subramanian completed his PhD in 2005 in Systems Neuroscience from The University of Sydney. He has since held a postdoctoral position at the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at The University of Groningen, The Netherlands; a Senior Fellowship at the University of Leeds and a Senior Research Officer position at the Florey Institute, University of Melbourne. Dr. Subramanian currently holds a Senior Research Fellow position at the University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation. In this position he heads the DBS Neuromodulation & Systems Neuroscience laboratory with a focus on the role of the midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG ) in autonomic control and the treatment of neurogenic autonomic disorders (respiratory, vocalization, cardiovascular and urinary) via DBS neuromodulation. His lab also investigates various areas pertaining to neuro-otolaryngology including vocalization and speech disorders.

Research Interests

  • Systems Neuroscience,
    periaqueductal gray, circuit physiology, functional neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
    Autonomic control, EMG, nerve and homeostatic recordings
  • Neuro-otolaryngology
    neuromotor regulation of vocalisation and speech, vocalisation & speech motor disorders
  • Neuromodulation
    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for treatment of intractable neurogenic autonomic (respiratory, vocalisation, cardiovascular and urinary) disorders


  • Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mangalore University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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