Swarup Mitra, PhD
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Swarup was born and raised in West Bengal, India. He received his B.S. in Microbiology from Vidyasagar University and M.S. in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. He completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from Abel Bult-Ito's laboratory. His doctoral research focused on phenotypic and molecular characterization of a novel mouse model of compulsivity that diverges on strain and sex. He did his post-doctoral research in David Dietz's laboratory at The State University of New York at Buffalo where he examined circuit and epigenetic mechanisms underlying long-term neuroadaptations to drugs of abuse. When not working in the lab, Swarup likes to hike in nature trails with his family, and play with his labrador retriever, Denali.
Kassandra comes to the Mitra lab from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was born and raised in Crossville, Tennessee.
Her career goals are to continue opioid research and work as a physician-scientist in the addiction medicine field. She strives to become the best mentor possible for other lab members, because as a first generation graduate, mentors have helped pave the way for her.Kassandra enjoys traveling, running, cooking, trying new foods, and hanging out with her two cats
Khyla is a recent Marshall University graduate and a West Virginia native. Her background is in ecological science, and her research has primarily focused on examining the ecological effects of fire in an eastern mixed-oak forest and the role of grazers in maintaining prairie landscapes. She aspires to pursue a career in ecological research but comes to the Mitra lab ready to gain the knowledge that the biomedical world has to offer her.
Outside of science, Khyla enjoys soccer, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Katie is a West Virginia native. She has her Master's degree in Biomedical Research from Marshall University. She is passionate about drug policy and drug research that disproportionally impact rural and minority communities. Katie enjoys cooking, traveling, and learning new things.
Sahil Viaan Mitra
Born in Alaska and raised all over (Alaska, New York, West Virginia and Oklahoma), this little nugget spent most of his time in laboratory environments. He is pretty familiar with several lab instruments with a special interest in microscopy.
A true New Yorker in spirit, Denali is an inspiration for most of the operant conditioning experiments. She is also a very resourceful junk paper shredder.
Craig Werner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences.
Craig and Swarup have worked in a collaborative relationship throughout their postdoctoral training. They will continue this collaboration as independent labs leveraging cutting edge techniques such as circuit mapping with miniscope imaging and epigenetic profiling of neuronal ensembles.