Lab Members

Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Puthanveettil graduated from Washington State University where he studied calcium calmodulin dependent protein kinases in the laboratory of Dr. B. W. Poovaiah. He then joined Dr. Eric Kandel’s laboratory at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, for his post-doctoral research on learning and memory storage.

Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD

Bindu Raveendra, PhD

Senior Research Associate 
(2014 – present)

University of Kerala

Dr. Raveendra is currently exploring the role of long noncoding RNAs in learning and memory.

Bindu Raveendra, PhD

Abhishek Sadhu, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate 
(2020 – present)

University of Calcutta, Saitama University, Japan

Abhishek is currently studying the protein transport dynamics during memory formation in sea slug Aplysia. 

Abhishek Sadhu, PhD

Jenna Wingfield, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate 
(2020 – present)

University of Georgia

Jenna is studying the role of mitotic kinesins in post-mitotic neurons. 

Jenna Wingfield, PhD

Kaushik Chanda, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
(2021 – present)

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata  

Kaushik is studying the roles of circular RNAs in memory consolidation.

Kaushik Chanda, PhD

Yibo Zhao


Emory University

Yibo is an incoming graduate student interested in transcriptional regulation during associative and non-associative learning.

Yibo Zhao

Erin Bryant

Research Assistant 
(2021 – present)

Hamilton College

Erin is currently investigating the role of molecular motor proteins in synaptic plasticity and memory storage. 

Erin Bryant

Kerriann Badal

Graduate Student (external)
(2015 – present)

Kerriann is currently a PhD Student in the Integrated Biology program of Department of Biological Sciences of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University. She studying axonal transport and memory storage using sea slug Aplysia and mouse as models.

Kerriann Badal

Daniel Park

Undergraduate Intern 
(2021 – present)

University of Central Florida

Daniel is working on structure-function analysis of kinesin motor domains.

Daniel Park

Wuyue Zhou

Graduate Student     
(2021 – present)

Bates College

Wuyue is currently working on the role of noncoding RNAs in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying memory storage.

Wuyue Zhou

Lukas Abraham

High School Intern
(2022 – present)

Suncoast Community High School

Lukas is currently conducting proteomic analysis of transport complexes.

Lukas

Arthi Khan

Undergraduate (SURF) Intern 
(2022 – present)

Florida Atlantic University 

Arthi is working on proteomic analysis of transport complexes 

Arthi