Moitrayee Bhattacharyya, PhD

Principle Investigator


Dr. Bhattacharyya received her Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where she used molecular dynamics simulations and graph theory to study allosteric communication in protein complexes. She made a transition into experimental biology during her postdoctoral studies at the University of California Berkeley. Here, she used structural biology and single-molecule microscopy to study the molecular mechanism of regulation in a calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase that is critical for learning and memory. She started her lab at Yale University in the summer of 2020. Her focus is on understanding the molecular mechanism of signaling using an integrative approach.



Anushka Halder

Post Graduate Research Associate


Trained as a social anthropologist, Anushka’s passion for science led her to the Yale School of Medicine where she has followed the lesser known narrative of the chemical interplay between membrane proteins and lipids, and how this regulates our cellular physiology. She has worked on the development of a novel mass spectrometry based investigative platform for studying lipids and aims to use this platform to address pertinent biological questions in the Bhattacharyya lab.  She also strives to keep up her reputation as crazy plant lady and can often be found taking a hike in her natural habitat.


Anthony Quinnert

Post Graduate Research Associate

Class of 2020 UC Berkeley Bioengineering graduate who specializes in MEMS technology, imaging, fabrication, and research. Loves to help and teach others in lab whilst learning new skills and improving standard protocols