Sulagna Das is a cellular-molecular neuroscientist and has published extensively in the field of neural stem cells, neuroinflammation, and high-resolution imaging of neurons. She is currently a postdoctoral scientist in Anatomy and Structural Biology Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA. Prior to this, she did postdoctoral research in Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) at University of Connecticut Health Center, USA. She received her Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from National Brain Research Center, India. Her present work focuses on studying mRNA localization in hippocampal neurons during synaptic changes using single molecule imaging. In her previous postdoctoral research, she also gained extensive experience in understanding actin dynamics in dendritic spines at different stages of development of hippocampal neurons. She utilizes single-molecule imaging and superresolution 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) modulate 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 5 journals. Sulagna Das is one of the Editors in the Neuroscience section.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2015