Nikhil Ratna, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington , Dr. Jeff Carroll

Bringing a Historical HD Brain Bank into the Single Cell Era

The HD brain bank at the University of Washington has grown to encompass a very large number of brain samples thanks to the generous contributions of people with HD and Juvenile HD. Dr. Ratna will work in the lab of Dr. Jeff Carroll to update the clinical information in the brain bank to make it more accessible to HD researchers around the world, and to conduct pilot studies with newly developed technologies that enable scientists to examine preserved brains at single cell resolution.