Sreeganga Chandra PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Office of Student Research

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyProgram in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and RepairInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramStem Cell Center, YaleNeurology: Chandra LabNational Gaucher Disease Treatment Center


Sreeganga S. Chandra received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University. In her postdoctoral research, she pursued her interest in neuronal cell biology and neurodegeneration in the lab of Thomas C. Südhof at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Molecular Cellular and Developmental and in the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair.

YCCI 2010 Scholar

Project: 07/01/10 - 06/30/12

Maintaining Synaptic Connections in Alzheimer’s Disease


  • B.S., St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, India , 1989
  • Ph.D., Purdue University , 1997

Selected Publication

  • Vargas, K.J., Makhani, S., Davis, T., Westphal, C., Castillo, P.E., and Chandra, S.S. (2014). Synucleins regulate the kinetics of synaptic vesicle endocytosis. J. Neuroscience. 34, 9364-9376. Cover Article