Dr. Sulagna Das is a post-doctoral scientist in Dept of Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) at University of Connecticut Health Center, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from National Brain Research Center, India. Her present work focuses on understanding actin dynamics in dendritic spines at different stages of development of hippocampal neurons. She utilizes single-molecule imaging and super-resolution techniques to investigate the cellular architecture in living cells. Her work also encompasses understanding the dynamics of various regulators of actin structure like Rho GTPases in different cellular systems. During her Ph.D training, Dr. Das studied neural stem cells and how pediatric viruses infections like Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) modulates the developmental fate of these cells. She also investigated the role of inflammation in shaping the brain's immune response against JEV. In addition to her research, Dr. Das has been an ad-hoc reviewer for 3 journals.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013