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Ayan Ghoshal


Ayan Ghoshal, Ph.D.

Ayan Ghoshal is a research scientist I working under the direction of Jen Q. Pan in the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research focus is to understand the role of T-type calcium channels and their genetic variants in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Research interests and expertise include neurophysiology, brain slice and in vivo electrophysiology, neuroscience, and psychology.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in January 2016, Ghoshal obtained a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University and subsequently undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he utilized in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology to investigate the role of G-protein coupled receptors on neuronal properties of brain regions implicated in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. He also holds an M.Sc. in neuroscience from the National Brain Research Center in Manesar, India, and a B.Sc. in physiology from Calcutta University in Kolkata, India.

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August 2016