KC, Rajanhe/him
Postdoctoral Associate

    43 Vassar Street, Room: 46-4285
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

    Email: rkc99@mit.edu

    Education & Training

    Tulane University
    Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology

    McNeese State University
    B.S., Biology/Molecular Biology

    Short Biography

    Rajan received his B.S. from McNeese in 2019. As an undergraduate, he researched protein-lipid interaction and how its dysregulation affects trafficking in the Parkinson model in Professor Stephan N. Witt’s lab at LSU-Health, Shreveport. He joined Stryder Meadows Lab and Maria Galazo lab at Tulane in 2021 where he received his PhD in 2024. As a graduate student, he worked on understanding the functional and molecular role of a transcription regulator in cortical development and ASD and in lymphatic endothelial cell using genomic, transcriptomic, and molecular approaches. He joined Heiman lab in 2024 as a postdoctoral associate. Using his previous neuro and vascular experience, he wants to understand the mechanism and drivers in VCID and utilize gene therapy to directly target the cerebrovascular cells and modify disease characteristics in neurodegeneration.

    Jessie Xiao