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Shengyin Lin, Ph.D.
Project: Functional characterization of Hand2 gene during neurogenesis
|Reka Natajaran, Ph.D.
Project: Effects of methamphetamine and MDMA on the subregions of the dorsal raphe nucleus
Advisor: Bryan Yamamoto
Hometown: Coimbatore, India
Undergraduate School: Purdue University
Graduate School/University: Washington State University
I received my B.S in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2003 and earned my PhD. in Neuroscience from Washington State University in 2009. My postdoctoral training here at the University of Toledo involves investigating the neurotoxic effects of methamphetamine and MDMA. Over the next few years I will be working towards better understanding the neurodegenerative effects of substituted amphetamines.
Thus, based on my research interest and previous experience, I am well poised to investigate the interaction between intracellular Calcium signaling pathways in exocrine glands and how these pathways are altered in a disease model like Sjögren’s syndrome. With my knowledge in exocrine biology and experience in live cell Calcium imaging, confocal microscopy and molecular biology, our laboratory is well poised for undertaking such a research goal.