Hello! I am Teja and I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience. I joined the Tetel lab during spring semester of my first year and I plan to continue work in Summer 2012 through the Wellesley College Summer Science Research Program. I have always been interested in research before coming to Wellesley and worked at Oregon National Primate Research Center of Oregon Health and Sciences University throughout high school.
I have been working with Elizabeth Bless on investigating the interaction between estrogen and leptin signaling in the mouse hypothalamus. We are also planning on investigating whether signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) physically associates with estrogen receptors.
I am enthusiastic to learn new laboratory techniques and gain experience with animal work. I am excited to be a part of this project and I hope to continue working in the Tetel lab throughout my time at Wellesley.
Besides being a part of Tetel lab, I work for Center for Work and Service and I am part of the executive board for Darshana: Wellesley’s Hindu Society. I enjoy playing tennis and dancing Kathak in my spare time!