We are happy to welcome our new fellows to the NICHD family. If you arrived recently at the NICHD and would like us to introduce you in our quarterly “Meet Our New Fellows” column, please contact our editor, Dr. Shana Spindler, at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.
Saumitra Dey Choudhury (Sam)
Home city: Karimganj, Assam, India
Graduate school: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal
NICHD mentor: Dr. Mihaela Serpe
Area of research: I am interested in understanding the developmental events leading to synapse assembly and stability using the Drosophila neuromuscular junction as the model system.
Home city: Los Angeles, California, USA
Bachelor’s degree institution: University of California, San Diego
NICHD mentor: Dr. Peng Loh
Area of research: I study the role of protein Carboxypeptidase E as a trophic factor that mediates neuroprotection, neurodevelopment, and metastasis in cancer using various mouse models and cell lines.