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...
Postdocs and Research Associates
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,...
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...
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.
- 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)