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Rakshita Charan, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Rakshita Charan



Dr. Paula Clemens


PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2011

MSc in Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai (India), 2006

BSc in Life Sciences, Mumbai University, Mumbai (India), 2002

Why I chose Pitt

The interdisciplinary program provided a great opportunity to explore various fields in Biology before narrowing down to a particular field of interest. The University also has some great mentors with excellent publication records. 

Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Rakshita accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Matthew LaVoie at the Bringham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.