Lab Members (in alphabetical order)
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Dan Nguyen is a sophomore undergraduate student in the Science and Technology Honors Program. He majors in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration as well as minors in Computer Science. He joined the lab in the fall of 2016 and has been working on immunofluorescent staining and imaging of alpha cells, INS1 cells, HEK cells, and pancreatic sections to look for protein interactions in the Syt9 and C1ql3 projects. He also maintains the cell cultures by reseeding and changing media for INS1 and HEK Cells. As a long-term goal, Dan wishes to pursue a career as a physician.
Rajesh Gupta, Ph.D.
ADA Postdoctoral Fellow
Rajesh joined Dr. Bhatnagar’s lab in March 2016 as a Research Associate. He completed his PhD in Life Sciences from Banaras Hindu University, India. During his former postdoctoral training at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Rajesh studied the role of agouti related peptide (AgRP, an orexigenic peptide) in mouse adrenal gland which developed his interest in diabetes and beta cell biology. His research in the Bhatnagar's lab is focused on investigating the role of C1Ql3 secreted proteins in pancreatic beta cells by using cell lines and mouse models.
Sayak Bhattacharya, Ph.D.