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Saumik Das

Class of 2024Ashburn, VA


Hello! My name is Saumik Das and my Polygence project is on behavioral neuroscience. The goal of my project is to improve social interaction and abnormal behavioral changes among offsprings of fruit flies mimicking “preterm” birth defects. I’m interested in this area of research since behavioral neuroscience piques my curiosity. Moreover, I was born at 26 weeks (premature) and had to go through speech therapy to improve my social interactions at a young age. Neonates still experience such complications. Socioemotional development is the key topic of my research. After my project is complete, I would like to publish my work in reputed journals.