Priyanka Ramesh

School: 
New York University
Graduation Status: 
Graduated

Description:

My name is Priyanka Ramesh and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Neural Science at New York University. I have worked in Dr. Eric Klann’s lab, under my mentor Andrew Varga, where I studied the interplay between sleep and memory. In the Klann lab, I also worked on the cellular and molecular processes that are affected by sleep fragmentation and deprivation. Last summer, I attended the summer program at University of Michigan, where I conducted research in the area of addition, PTSD, etc under the mentorship of my PI, Jonathan Morrow. As of now, I am working in Prof. Lynne Kiorpes’ lab, studying object recognition developmentally in primates. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. at NYU in Neural Science

Awards and Honors: 

• NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (pending) • NYU Founders Day Award • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention • Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund • Presidential Honors Scholar (top 5% of class at NYU) • NIH BP-ENDURE Research Fellow • Center for Neuroscience Honors Thesis • Red Dragon NYU Honors Society • Dean’s Service Honor Corps Executive Board Member • College of Arts and Science Scholarship Awards • College of Arts and Sciences Summer Scholarship Awards

Publications: 

Varga, Andrew, Mia Kang, Priyanka Ramesh, and Eric Klann. "Effects of Acute Sleep Deprivation on Motor and Reversal Learning in Mice." Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 2014"

Presentation Summary:

  • Ramesh, Priyanka V. The Effects of Hippocampal Lesions on Sign-Tracking and Conditioned Fear. Poster presented at the University of Michigan Undergraduate Symposium (August, 2013).
  • Ramesh, Priyanka V. The Effects of Hippocampal Lesions on Sign-Tracking and Conditioned Fear. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Poster presentation delivered at the Blue-Print NIH Diversity Society for Neuroscience meeting (November, 2013).