lab location:

Shapiro Science Center 1-08
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shipping address:

Paradis Lab
Department of Biology
Lab Supplies & Receiving – Kalman
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454

Mugdha Deshpande

Name: Mugdha Deshpande

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher (joint with the Rodal lab)

Education: M. Sc. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
       Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station TX


Hometown: Mumbai, India

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading and I’m a big fan of Terry Pratchett, Harry Potter and other fantasy fiction. I also love experimenting with new recipes, Bollywood movies and board games.

If I weren’t a scientist I’d be… an architect

Research Interests: I’m interested in understanding how defects in cellular signaling pathways contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. My current work as the Blazeman Postdoctoral Fellow for ALS Research focuses on synaptic growth receptor signaling and transport in mammalian as well as Drosophila models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Favorite Quote: “It’s still magic, even if you know how it is done” - Terry Pratchett