Assistant professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
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Sunny graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. His undergraduate research investigated the efficacy of ELP-recombinant growth factors for wound healing post-spinal cord injury. His current interests lie in understanding the structural and functional plasticity of the CNS at both the molecular and cellular levels. Outside of science, he enjoys both the sedentary and active lifestyles, reading books or gaming some days and demolishing the competition in basketball other days.
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Siting He, PhD
Siting obtained her PhD in Neurobiology from the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her graduate study, she mainly focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain development as well as the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current research interest is uncovering the genetic evolution that characterizes primate cortical development. She enjoys reading, running and climbing in her spare time.
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Reilly graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. He previously worked for both Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania. At Rutgers, he researched the pleiotropic response from different soil conditions in various crops. At Penn, he led a project studying the zoonotic potential of SARS-CoV-2 using 2D/3D organoid culture models. Outside of lab, Reilly enjoys gaming, literature, art, and a cold beer with friends.
Jessica graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Chemistry. She previously worked for Princeton University in the COVID-19 CLIA
Laboratory and is excited to bring her production skills to our innovative research. Outside of the lab, Jessica loves to read and is trying to get through a long reading list.
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Lakme received her Bachelor’s of Science in human biology from UC San Diego. Her studies were primarily focused on physiology and microbial genomics. Throughout her undergraduate studies she worked in research labs investigating the ants of Arizona’s mountains, diatoms off of San Diego’s coast, and the bacterial landscape of California’s nearshore microbial community. She hopes to pursue a career in clinical or anatomic pathology where she can continue exploring the mechanisms of human disease. In her free time, Lakme enjoys weightlifting, playing video games, and watching psychological thrillers.
Minal is a sophomore at Princeton University as a prospective Neuroscience concentrator. Her curiosity of the mechanisms behind memory and learning led her to this exciting new field, but she hopes to learn even more about the level of cellular diversity and evolution in the lab. Outside of classes, she loves to spend time in nature, go on adventures, and travel.
Ruqaya is a sophomore and a prospective neuroscience concentrator at Princeton University. She is interested in the development of the brain and how neurodevelopmental disorders impact the regions of the
brain and behavior. Outside of the lab and classes, Ruqaya enjoys reading, playing and watching soccer.
Olivia Taylor is a freshman and a prospective Neuroscience concentrator at Princeton University. She is interested in researching neurogenetics and developing genetically driven treatments for neurodegenerative diseases that do not currently have an effective treatment. Outside of the lab and classes, Olivia enjoys dancing, playing tennis, and baking.