People

Principal Investigator

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Sreeganga Chandra

Principal Investigator

Research Interests: My interests revolve around synaptic biology, neuronal cell biology and neurodegenerative disorders. I like genetic and proteomic approaches to investigate questions of interest.

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Hobbies: In my free time (ha! ha!), I like to catch art shows and try interesting restaurants, especially in NYC. I also like to swim.

Educational Background: I did all of my early education in India, and came to the US for graduate school.  I did my postdoctoral work in the...

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Postdocs and Research Associates

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Karina Vargas, PhD

Postdoc

Research Interests: I am interested in the physiological function of a-synuclein in neurons, especially its putative function in synaptic vesicle recycling (SVR). A-synuclein is implicated in Parkinson's disease, and malfunction of this protein in the modulation of SVR could be key in the search for possible new treatments.

Hometown: Dalcahue, Chiloé, Chile

Hobbies: I enjoy sports in general, but especially swim and squash when I have some free time. I regularly practice yoga and tango. For fun,...

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Graduate Students

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Wardah Athar

Graduate Student

Research Interests: TBA

Hometown: TBA

Hobbies: TBA

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Erica Gorenberg

Graduate Student

Research Interests: My thesis work is focused on protein interactions at the synapse and their role in neuronal health. Specifically, I am looking for the clients of two proteins implicated in forms of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis to try to understand how their dysfunction leads to synapse loss and neurodegeneration.

Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Hobbies: Outside of the lab, I enjoy dancing with Taps at Yale, working on the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine podcast, and hiking...

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Yumiko Taguchi

Graduate Student

Research Interests: My thesis work is focused on the relationship between Gaucher disease, a lysosomal storage disease, and Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The two diseases share known genetic risk factors, but the molecular links between Gaucher and Parkinson's disease are still not well understood.

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona, USA

Hobbies: Outside of science, I enjoy hiking up East Rock, playing flute, and sampling the New Haven cuisine. 

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Post-Baccalaureate Students

Undergraduates

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Yongquan Zhang

Associate Research Scientist

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Research Technicians

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Becket Greten-Harrison

Physician Associate Program

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Gregory Wirak

Graduate Student at Boston University

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Undergraduates

  • Kasia Rojek (University of Illinois)
  • Taylor Davis (NIH)
  • Andrew Williams (Michigan State)
  • Amar Srivastava (Johns Hopkins)
  • Esther Nie (UCLA)
  • Spencer Alexander
  • Hui Wu (Yale)
  • Vicky Chou (Harvard University)
  • Xiuqi Cao (Consulting)

Summer Students and Part-Time Researchers

  • David Walker
  • Yvonne Dorland
  • Jennifer Mena
  • Opey Alabi
  • Michele Rodriguez
  • Kyumin Shim
  • Megumi Tomita
  • Wilhemina Koomson (Yale University)