I worked with Prof. Aravinthan Samuel at Harvard University. I performed analyses of courtship and mating in C. elegans to better understand the neural basis of decision making in a small circuit with a complete connectome. My discoveries by performing experiments between C. elegans males and hermaphrodites of different genetic backgrounds highlighted new aspects of sensory perception.
Chinmay is a medical student with interests in neurology and optogenetics. Besides, he is also a published science communicator and plans to work on health equity in the future. He was selected to work on understanding the neural mechanisms of sensory processing and decision making in the lab of Dr.Venkatesh Murthy at Harvard University.
Richa’s research is “NON UREMIC CALCIPHYLAXIS” highly fatal and extremely rare disease of “ Non Uremic Calciphylaxis ”, which has a reported mortality rate of 81% within 6 months of diagnosis , which is much more than many of the stage IV malignancies. It is an ischaemic vasculopathy characterized by the deposition of calcium within the media of small and intermediate dermal vasculature which can lead to epidermal ischaemia , ulceration and necrosis. It is usually seen in end stage kidney disease patients but i am working on that disease that develops in non kidney disease patients.
Siddhesh worked under Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone to evaluate neuroplasticity in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Siddhesh was using particular transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) protocols for this purpose. His project looked specifically at aMCI patients who do not have the significant (above prescribed threshold) Amyloid beta load in the brain regions associated with awareness about memory impairment and self-referential processing. He also did related course work on TMS and tDCS offered during his internship.