Elliott Robinson, M.D., Ph.D.
CTF Postdoctoral Fellow
Elliott got his B.S. from Georgetown University and his MD/PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His graduate work focused on the consequences of the OPRM1 A118G polymorphism on reward circuitry and was co-mentored by C.J. Malanga (UNC) and Markus Heilig (NIAAA). Elliott also collaborated with Bryan Roth to help validate the kappa opioid receptor DREADD (KORD) and spent the majority of his fourth year of medical school in Garret Stuber's lab learning optogenetic techniques and honing his skills as an electrophysiologist. In the Gradinaru Lab, Elliott will study dopaminergic circuits in a model of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 as part of a Children's Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award.
Paulomi Battacharya, B.S.
Paulomi received her B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Materials Science from MIT. Before joining Caltech as a graduate student in Biological Engineering, she worked at MIT, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, the Ragon Institute of MGH/MIT/Harvard, and UCSF in a variety of areas, including siRNA drug development, structure-based small molecule drug design, and the design of extended-release drug delivery systems. In the Gradinaru Lab, she is interested in increasing the packaging capacity of AAVs by co-delivery in the broader pursuit of targeted gene delivery to the brain.