Graduate Student: Matasha Dhar (Neuroscience)
Born August 1 in Delhi, India.
BS Biochemistry from University of
BS Neuroscience from Washington State University, 2008.
Current research topic:
I am currently working on effects of
leptin on hippocampal development. The major focus is to understand the complex
signaling mechanism that leptin employs to modify neuronal morphology and
synaptic plasticity. I also intend to work on studying how abnormal leptin
levels in pregnant mothers (for example in case of obesity), can alter
hippocampal development of their child.
I enjoy spending my time cooking
and baking and in the great outdoors on the weekends, (as much as school
Dr. Gary Wayman
Year entered PhD Program: