Dr. Sarat Chandra Yenisetti is a Professor and Head of the Drosophila Neurobiology Laboratory in the Department of Zoology, Nagaland University (Central), Nagaland, India. He completed his M.Sc. from Bangaluru University, India, and was awarded a Ph.D. from Kuvempu University, India. Dr. Yenisetti obtained post-doctoral training in 'modeling Parkinson’s disease (PD) using Drosophila” from Neurogenetics, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, and University of Regensburg, Germany. Sarat follows Drosophila approaches to understand dopaminergic neurodegeneration and identification of therapeutic targets for neuroprotection; knowledge of which will help to reduce the burden of PD in humans. His laboratory developed adult life phase-specific Drosophila models of PD and demonstrated their importance to understand the pathophysiology of late-onset neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs). Further deciphering the age-mediated regulation of brain-specific molecular networks is essential not only to screen small molecules/nutraceuticals/drugs with potential neuroprotective efficacy but also to develop/modulate the therapeutic approaches for late-onset NDDs such as PD.