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Tanvi Puri

Graduate Student

Neuroscience

I’m a new PhD student in the Galea Lab, and I’m interested in figuring out how pregnancy, and the hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy, can affect cognition, stress resilience, and neurogenesis in middle and old age. Investigating the changes in molecular mechanisms underlying these behaviors will allow us to identify possible future targets for precision medicine. I got my B.A. in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018, where I worked on quantifying the role of astrocytes in regulating daily rhythms in the SCN and in behavior. I also investigated the potential role of advancing light cycles and thus circadian rhythms on preterm birth. In my free time you can probably find me with a glass of wine and a novel (my latest favorite is City of Thieves by David Benioff), watching good TV (VEEP fans?), baking, or playing Catan a little too competitively.