Isha Verma, PhD
Isha Verma finished her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, where she worked on generation, characterization, and enrichment of neural cells from mouse pluripotent stem cells. Briefly, she also worked on modeling of Huntington’s disease using stem cell-derived neural cells. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Parent lab. Her research projects are focused on studying the role of SCN1B mutation in epilepsy using patient-derived neural cells and brain organoids, investigating the efficacy of interneuron transplantation therapy for the treatment of epilepsy, and developing the methods to improve vascularization in stem cell-derived brain organoids via transplantation in rodent models. She also works as a freelance science writer and editor. She enjoys looking at art, traveling, and stargazing.