This week, we’re welcoming Reshma Bhagat to our lab (and the USA)! Reshma did her Ph.D. work at the National Brain Research Center in the state of Haryana in India, studying the mechanisms by which Zika virus disrupts neuronal differentiation and maturation. Her initial work in the Dougherty lab will involve studying mechanisms of local regulation of cellular phenomena in astrocytes. We’re thrilled to have her and excited to see where she takes our lab’s research on the subcellular properties of astrocytes!