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Ananya Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Scientists II


Ananya Chowdhury joined the Allen Institute in 2022 as a Scientist II in Dr. Tanya Daigle's PD research team, in the Human Cell Types program to establish methods for analyzing behavioral and cellular deficits and devise rescue strategies for Parkinson’s disease. Prior to joining the Institute, Ananya was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her postdoctoral work at UCLA, she studied how dopamine from Locus Coeruleus modulated the linking of different memories in brain. Her work has involved diverse experimental techniques, including mouse behavioral phenotyping, viral-based stereotactic surgeries, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation of circuits, in vivo calcium recording, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Ananya received a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience from the Max Planck Institute at Gottingen, Germany and a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the Friedrich Miescher Institute at Basel, Switzerland.

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