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Seminar: Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, “The Curious Case of Actin in the Axon Shaft”

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD

Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison

About the Speaker: I, Subhojit (various pronunciations exist – “soob – oh! – jeet” being the most popular) started life in a small copper mining town in the state of Rajasthan, India, where my father was an engineer. I then went to medical school in Calcutta, India, with every intention to pursue a career in general Medicine. However a series of highly improbable misadventures led me to abandon this predictable path and enter the US (long story). Despite never having held a pipette in medical school (didn’t even really know what a pipette was), I decided to do a PhD in neuronal cell biology with Mark Black at Temple (I cannot think of any good reason for this other than my expiring visa….). Anyway, my thesis work helped resolve a key controversy at that time, and instilled a desire of “finding new things”. After a rather intense training-period of residency/fellowship and post-doctoral research in neurodegenerative neuropathology/cell biology with Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski at the ever-vibrant University of Pennsylvania, the Roy Lab was founded in 2008.

A static cell is a dead cell. My broad interest is to explore movement within cells, specifically within neurons – mechanisms that convey, deposit and retain cargoes in axons, dendrites and synapses. Towards this, we are interested in physiologic neuronal transport/trafficking, and also potential abnormalities in these processes in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I am also board-certified in anatomic- and neuro- pathology.

For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or

The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.


March 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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