Sreeganga Chandra, PhD, received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in India. She earned a PhD in chemistry from Purdue University, and did her postdoctoral training with Dr. Edward Koo at UC San Diego and Dr. Thomas Südhof at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In her postdoctoral work, she pursued her interests of presynaptic biology and neurodegeneration. Dr. Chandra started her career as a faculty member of the Yale School of Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience. Dr. Chandra’s laboratory explores two inter-related themes–synapse maintenance and neurodegeneration, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease. Her lab studies familial Parkinson’s disease genes that encode synaptic proteins, such as alpha-synuclein and auxilin. Dr. Chandra’s laboratory is also investigating neuro-immune interactions in Parkinson’s disease.