Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD. Principal Investigator, Fundraiser, Cheerleader, Neuropathologist and elite e-mail forwarder
"Subhojit" has various pronunciations ("soob - oh! - jeet" being the most popular). I started life in a small copper mining town in the state of Rajasthan, India, where my father was an engineer. I then went to medical school in Calcutta, India, with every intention to pursue a career in general Medicine. However a series of highly improbable misadventures led me to abandon this predictable path and enter the US (long story). Despite never having held a pipette in medical school (didn't even really know what a pipette was), I decided to do a PhD in neuronal cell biology with Mark Black at Temple (cannot think of a good reason...). Anyway, my thesis work helped resolve a key controversy at that time, and instilled a desire of "finding new things". After a rather intense training-period of residency/fellowship and post-doctoral research in neurodegenerative neuropathology/cell biology with Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski at the ever-vibrant University of Pennsylvania), the Roy Lab was founded in 2008. See my scientific ancestry at Neurotree
A static cell is a dead cell. My broad interest is to explore movement within cells, specifically within neurons - mechanisms that convey, deposit and retain cargoes in axons, dendrites and synapses. Towards this, we are interested in physiologic neuronal transport/trafficking, and also potential abnormalities in these processes in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. I am also board-certified in anatomic- and neuro- pathology.
Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD
Professor, Depts. of Pathology and Neuroscience
Rm 2124, BRF-2
9500 Gilman Drive #0626
La Jolla, CA 92093-0626
Brent Aulston, PhD. Postdoctoral fellow
Joined Roy lab July 2019
PhD: Gordon Glazner lab, U of Mannitoba
Rohan Sharma, PhD. Postdoctoral fellow
Joined Roy lab Oct 2019
PhD: Samarjit Bhattacharyya lab, IISER, Mohali, India
My life as a Neuropathologist
A severely atrophic brain ravaged by Alzheimer's disease Click for a slide presentation. If needed, click here for the accompanying audio (will open in separate windows, ignore first 1:20 of audio)
Leonardo (Leo) Parra, PhD. Postdoctoral fellow
Joined Roy lab Aug 2019
PhD: Erik Jorgensen lab, Utah
Kristen Branes, Research Assistant and Lab Manager
Joined September 2019.
- 2020 Parkinson’s Foundation Summer Student Fellow, project: Conserving Physiological Parameters While Attenuating Alpha-Synuclein Induced Pathology Via CRISPR/Cas9.
Kayal Madhivanan, PhD. "Pandemic Postdoc #1"
Nick Boyer, "Pandemic Postdoc #2"