Andrew is the Shrestha lab's manager and research support specialist.
Lab Manager/Research Support Specialist
Sunghoon is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Prerana Shrestha's lab.
Saheed Lawal is a PhD student in Dr Prerana Shrestha Lab.
Matt is a PhD student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
Olivia is a master’s student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
MS student in PiN
Aayush Shah is currently pursuing a master's degree in the Department of Computer Science
MS student in Computer Science
Angelica is an undergraduate research assistant at Shrestha Lab and is currently striving towards a Biology B.S. with a specialization in neuroscience.
Courtney is an undergraduate member of the Shrestha Lab
Undergraduate research assistant
Suk-Yin is an undergraduate research assistant in the Shrestha Lab
Undergraduate research assistant
Our Lab Members
Sayali C. Ranade was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Prerana Shrestha lab. Her general research interest is behavioral and developmental neuroscience. Her work focuses on deciphering protein synthesis pathways following various behavioral paradigms in tuberous sclerosis complex mouse model. She received her doctoral degree from National Centre for Cell Science (University of Poona), India in tissue banking and engineering. Her postdoctoral training in neuroscience has shaped up in University of Virginia; Charlottesville, National Brain Research Centre; Manesar, Hopital Robert- Debre; Paris, and Centre for Neuroscience; Bengaluru. Studying brain and behavioral development has been her passion for decades. Her other passions include baking and watching YouTube videos.
Riley was an undergraduate research assistant in the Shrestha Lab. His general research interest is on protein formation in the brain relating to memory storage, with the hopes of better understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. When not studying or in the lab, Riley loves music, nature and watching sunsets
Stephanie Chu (BS in Biology and Psychology, 2023)
Stephanie is a Medical Assistant at Charles B Wang Community Health Center. Her general research interest involves the interaction between the different structures of the brain during memory consolidation. The focus of her work is primarily on the role of the medial prefrontal cortex during fear discrimination. Outside of research, Stephanie enjoys watching variety shows, trying different cuisines, and spending time with her loved ones.
Keith Yeung (BA in Psychology, 2023)
Keith is a Research Assistant at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
of the Shrestha Lab who is majoring in health science and psychology. He is currently studying signaled active avoidance and the neurological inner-workings of the behavior in the lab. In the future, he wants to guide others to recognize and cope with chronic stress/anxiety independently so that they can go about their pursuits without costing their physical and mental well-being. He enjoys biking, swimming, hiking, visiting museums & aquariums, and sleeping in on the weekends.
Lauren Senia (MS in Neurobiology & Behavior, 2023)
Lauren was a graduate student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. She was investigating different mechanisms and behaviors as a result of associative learning and memory consolidation in mice. Lauren received her B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Florida State University. While at FSU, she was an undergraduate research assistant in an Evolutionary Psychology lab investigating sex differences in relationships and attachment styles. She has a passion for the integration of neuroscience and psychology and is interested in exploring more about the neural pathways underlying learning, memory, and social interactions. Outside of the lab, Lauren enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and catching sunsets.
Miura, born in California, is a senior attending her last semester at SUNY Old Westbury. She intends to utilize a combination of computer science, psychology and medicine to advance research and positively impact the future of neuroscience. In Dr. Shrestha's lab, Miura has furthered her prior research in memory and learning by investigating the formation of emotional and fear related memories in Tubular Sclerosis Complex (TSC) through fiber photometry and a series of behavior batteries, as well as the role that social isolation may play in development of anxiety like behaviors in mice. In her personal life, Miura explores many creative outlets such as writing, music, painting, film and photography, as well as recreational activities such as skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing and she has an innate love for animals.
Theresa Lamia (B.S. expected 2024)
Theresa is a third-year undergraduate research assistant in the Shrestha lab. She is currently working towards a B.S. in biology with an interdisciplinary specialization. She is currently studying signaled active avoidance and the underlying behavioral effects of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex in the lab. Outside of research, Theresa enjoys running, crocheting, and spending time with her pets and loved ones.
Krishay was a high school student in the Shrestha Lab in Summer, 2022. He has read various research publications, and has worked with research data. Krishay is aspiring to pursue a career in science. He is participating in his school’s science research program which is a selective, rigorous curriculum designed for highly driven students who exhibit a strong passion for scientific research and innovation. His general research interests include the different factors that contribute to memory consolidation and how it can affect the brain. His work primarily focuses on the role of the medial prefrontal cortex in memory consolidation. Outside of his research, Krishay enjoys reading, cooking, playing video games, and spending time with his loved ones.
Emma was an undergraduate student interning at the Shrestha Lab over the summer in 2022. Her work primarily focuses on how the overexpression of translation initiation factor eIF4E to increase protein synthesis in specific brain cells affects learning and memory. Emma is a rising junior majoring in Neuroscience at Lafayette College. At Lafayette College, she works in Dr. Lisa Gabel’s lab examining the ameliorating effects of Sulforaphane on a mouse model of autism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog as well as being with friends and family.
Alex is a Research associate with the Gene Therapy team working on the Parkinson's Disease program, at Allen Brain Institute. Her general research interests include the mechanisms behind decision making and learning and her work primarily focuses on the role of prefrontal cortex circuits in memory consolidation. Alex received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Washington State University. While at WSU, she worked in Dr. Brendan Walker’s lab examining the impact that kappa opioid receptors have on learning within the context of alcohol dependence. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.