We are happy to welcome new fellows to the NICHD family. If you arrived recently to 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

Saikat outdoors with the Hudson River and New York City skyline behind him

Saikat Ghosh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Kirnahar, West Bengal, India
PhD institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
NICHD mentor: Dr. Juan Bonifacino
Area of research: I am interested to know how polarization takes place in neurons in light of membrane trafficking.

John outside with greenery, water, clouds, and a distant skyline in the background

John Millerhagen

Postbac Fellow

Hometown: Prior Lake, Minnesota
Undergraduate institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison
NICHD mentor: Dr. Amir Gandjbakche
Area of research: My research uses functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to discover more about the motor system in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, under the direction of Dr. Amir Gandjbakche, in the Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics.