Priya Rajasethupathy

Associate Director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute

Priya obtained her B.S. from Cornell University, and an M.D.,Ph.D., in Neuroscience in 2013 from Columbia University under the mentorship of Eric Kandel. During this time, she identified a new class of genes in brain, piRNAs, that have novel gene regulatory functions during long-term memory storage. She did her post-doctoral work at Stanford University in the lab of Karl Deisseroth. During this time, she developed and applied methodologies for stimulation and imaging of rodent brain during behavior, leading to the discovery and characterization of a novel memory retrieval circuit in the brain. She joined The Rockefeller University as an assistant professor in 2017. She enjoys sports, cooking, friends and family, and she tries to make time for yoga and meditation.


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