Saptarshi joined Ethier lab in December 2022. Before moving to Georgia Tech, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University, USA. He did his Ph.D. at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India (degree awarded by the University of Calcutta, India, in 2022). His doctoral work at Prof. Raja Paul’s lab was mainly focused on the development of mathematical models to study microtubule-driven nonequilibrium biological processes. Prior to his Ph.D., Saptarshi completed B.Sc. Honors in Physics from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, West Bengal State University, India, in 2013, followed by M.Sc. in Physics from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India, in 2015.
Research: Biomechanics of retinoscleral signaling in myopia
Fun Fact: Saptarshi is an avid walker in the mountains. So far, he has trekked up to a maximum elevation of 16,100 ft. in the Indian Himalayas and is aiming to scramble over higher heights in his next treks. Apart from the lab and mountains, he is most likely to be found in his kitchen cooking Indian delicacies with his partner.