Ramen Saha

Assoc. Prof.

As the principal investigator of our laboratory, I get to wear several hats: a scientist, a teacher, a manager, an accountant, an administrator etc. My favorite role though is being the 'truth seeker', where I get to pursue enigmatic neurobiological processes with my hardworking research team. I am also dad to an equally curious wonderful teenager who keeps me on my toes.



One word that describes me mostly: Curious

Ideal vacation destination: Antarctica (to hang out with Emperor penguins)

What would I be if I were not a scientist? A vagabond

Current personal project: To visit all 63 US National Parks with my son. 56 checked off so far.

Favorite scientist of all time: Rosalind Franklin

Favorite human being of all time: My son

Favorite book: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. By Robert Pirsig

Favorite movie: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Favorite scientific quote:  “The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t.” ––Robert Pirsig

Favorite all time quote: “If they answer not to thy call, walk alone...” ––Rabindranath Tagore

Mentoring philosophy: Care about mentees' overall well-being above everything else. And then, help them discover their 'Why?'.